Public Seminar – Transforming Cultures: A Trans-Atlantic Conversation about Gender-Based Violence.


Transforming Cultures: A Trans-Atlantic Conversation about Gender-Based Violence

We’ve recently seen unprecedented attention to cultures that support or challenge gender-based violence: disclosures about violence and abuse by Harvey Weinstein and others; the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns; plans to outlaw ‘upskirting’; Dr Christine Ford’s accusations about Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to name just a few.

Northumbria University will host a seminar which will reflect on these developments in the UK and the US and is delighted to welcome two eminent scholars/activsts/practitioners:

Professor Susan Marine, Merrimack College, US will speak about how the Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings are shaping discourse about sexual violence in high school and college.

Ms Cullagh Warnock, expert on gender-based violence, will talk about the role of specialist women’s organisations in improving services and policy around gender-based violence.

Wednesday, 24 October 2018,

5-6.30pm, Lipman Building, Lecture Theatre 03


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Hosted by the Department of Social Sciences andthe Gender and Society Research Hub, Northumbria University, Department of Social Sciences

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