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Beyond #MeToo

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Jan 17, 2018 5:42 PM

Sexual harassment and gender discrimination have been met with a grassroots response in the #MeToo moment. In this climate, join us for conversations focused on what we need to do as a society to remedy widespread sexual harassment.
The four night broadcast event will cover the workplace, corrective responses, how we are raising and educating our children in this environment and how men can play a role in the solution.

Expect to hear from teens and parents, politicians and artists, corporate leaders and blue-collar workers.  Each episode airs live at 8:00pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3:

Monday January 22 - Episode 1: The Workplace Host: Jami Floyd Focus on both corporate America (Wall Street, Silicon Valley) and Blue Collar Workers. For all the attention given victims and assailants from the entertainment and media worlds, blue collar workers face daily harassment and often have no recourse to correct the abuse. We'll hear from representatives of Wall Street, Main Street, and the factory floors, as well as workplace experts who can guide us on how to create a safe, respectful and fair work environment.

Tuesday January 23 - Episode 2: Our Kids Host: Manoush Zomorodi What must parents and teachers do to raise kids who understand how to respect one another and refrain from harassing behavior? What do we tell our kids about what they're hearing and reading now? Is it realistic to think we can nip harassment in the bud?

Wednesday January 24 - Episode 3: The Corrections Hosts: Joan Walsh and Brian Lehrer Crime and punishment, truth and consequences. Is it possible to standardize our responses to sexual harassment, so that we have a more fair and even system of punishment? The wildly uneven responses range from removing a creator's work from the public sphere (Kevin Spacey, Louis CK) to ignoring their misdeeds (Roman Polanski). Senator Al Franken resigns, Donald Trump is president.

Thursday January 25 - Episode 4: The Men Host: Kai Wright Kai Wright hosts a discussion by and with mostly men about the role of men in ending sexual harassment. If men are the problem, they must be part of the solution. How has male behavior changed, and is it consistent with male attitudes? Can change occur voluntarily, or must it be mandated by legal or company policies?

Listen to Beyond #MeToo Monday-Thursday at 8:00pm on WITF 89.5 & 93.3

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