"The Silence Breakers" - in honor of Women's History Month and International Women's Day, the Women's and Gender Studies Program presents Celeste Kidd and Lindsay Wrobel from the U of R

"The Silence Breakers"In the aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president, a powerful and unprecedented movement of women speaking out against sexual harassment and sexual assault has accelerated beyond its initial aims and audiences. These "silence breakers" have revealed widespread sexual harassment in a range of fields, including Hollywood and the media; restaurants and sports; technology and banking; and museums and academia. In December 2017, Time Magazine named two University of Rochester faculty members among the "Silence Breakers" it honored as the "Person of the Year." Join us for a discussion of the beginnings, significance, and future of the "Me Too" movement with Dr. Celeste Kidd and University of Rochester undergraduate student leader Lindsay Wrobel, who conducted a six day hunger strike to demand accountability from University administrators regarding sexual harassment of faculty and students. The talk will be held in Ingle Auditorium from 3:30-5:00 p.m. and followed by a reception in the Campus Center Bamboo Room, 2650, from 5-6 p.m. 

Tamar Carroll
Event Snapshot
When and Where
March 08, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Open to the Public