The #metoo Movement: From Uprising to Backlash
In October of 2017, the hashtag #metoo went viral, sparking an uprising against sexual harassment and assault that continues today. Dozens of well-known men in the entertainment industry, politics, arts communities, and elsewhere, have been publicly accused, resulting in apologies, resignations, and backlash. Rooted in feminism and a desire to empower women of colour, the #metoo movement is shaping our cultural narrative by giving "voice" to survivors of abuse. This session will describe the movement's beginnings, emphasize the impact of the uprising in Canada, and speculate on what the future holds for hashtag social justice.
- Tuesday, March 20, 2018
- 9:00am - 9:45am
- Library 2nd floor