Wednesday, January 19, 2022
Joan Kjaer
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MeToo began humbly in 2006 as a way to mobilize grassroots support for victims of sexual violence, but it exploded into a worldwide phenomenon beginning in 2017, exposing crude, harassing, intimidating, and violent behaviors by individuals as well as the systems that allow such behaviors to thrive. A group of prominent feminist scholars will join WorldCanvass host Joan Kjaer on February 1, from 5:30-7:00 p.m., in a virtual discussion of “The Global Implications of MeToo.” With expertise on MeToo in the United States, United Kingdom, Brazil, France, India, Korea, and various parts of Africa, panelists will not only reflect on the aspect of solidarity behind MeToo but on the backlash that accompanies it.
 

The Global Implications of MeToo

5:30-6:00 p.m.

MeToo as a viral worldwide phenomenon

Meenakshi Gigi Durham—University of Iowa, feminist scholar, journalism professor, and author of MeToo: The Impact of Rape Culture in the Media

Raquel Paiva—Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, feminist scholar, has written on MeToo in Brazil

Rosemarie Scullion—University of Iowa, feminist scholar, expertise in #BalanceTonPorc in France

 

6:00-6:30 p.m.

Specific cases and challenges in different contexts

Dinfin Koyonjo Mulupi—University of Maryland, has written on sexual harassment and violence in Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa

Hyaeweol Choi—University of Iowa, feminist scholar, director of the Korean Studies Research Network, and author of Gender Politics at Home and Abroad

Rachel Phillips—Cardiff University, PhD student, researching media coverage of MeToo in the United Kingdom

 

6:30-7:00 p.m.

Upsides, downsides, and the future of transnational solidarity

Adrien Wing—University of Iowa, law professor, director of the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights

Pallavi Guha—Towson University, journalism professor, author of Hear #Metoo

Meenakshi Gigi Durham—University of Iowa, feminist scholar, journalism professor, and author of MeToo: The Impact of Rape Culture in the Media

 

Following the live event, the video recording of WorldCanvass will be available on the International Programs website and on YouTube. In addition, audio podcasts of all WorldCanvass programs can be found on iTunes and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX). WorldCanvass is produced by University of Iowa International Programs.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Amy Green in advance at amy-green-1@uiowa.edu or 319-335-1433