Register Here for the Conference on Sexual Harassment - Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thu, March 17, 2011
Cathy McBroom and Donna Wilkerson, Keynote Speakers at the Conference on Sexual Harassment
Cathy McBroom and Donna Wilkerson, Keynote Speakers at the Conference on Sexual Harassment

This conference is free and open to the public, but please register at this link:
http://cwgssexualharassmentconference.eventbrite.com/

On March 23, 2011 the Center for Women's and Gender Studies will sponsor a day-long Conference on Sexual Harassment on the UT campus. We will honor keynote speakers Cathy McBroom and Donna Wilkerson.

Through their bravery, these women exposed the pervasive sexual harassment and assault by their boss, Federal Judge Samuel Kent, resulting in his impeachment and ultimate incarceration in federal prison. We are thrilled to help these women share this incredible story with the university and Austin community.

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The conference will be held in the new Student Activity Center and will feature three panel discussions throughout the day. The panels will focus on Legal and Policy Perspectives: Federal Law and UT Policy, The Interconnections between Race, Gender, and Sexual Harassment, and The Gender Equity Report: Two Years Later. The day will conclude with a keynote speech from Donna Wilkerson and Cathy McBroom and a reception.

For more information and a list of panelists, please visit:
http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/cwgs/events/16463

From the December 2009 Texas Monthly Article by Skip Hollandsworth: “As the most powerful jurist in Galveston, Judge Samuel Kent intimidated everyone: the lawyers who argued cases before him, the defendants and plaintiffs who appeared in his courtroom – and the female courthouse employees he groped, kissed, and forced himself on when no one was looking. Imperious, charismatic, and seemingly above the law, he almost got away with it.

Read more at:
http://www.texasmonthly.com/preview/2009-12-01/feature4

 

 

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