Black women have played prominent roles in responding to sexual harassment, yet their experiences are regularly relegated to the sidelines, delegitimized and dismissed. On Tuesday, March 26 at 7:30 p.m., the Hammer Museum at UCLA will host a conversation about black women and the #MeToo movement.
Panelists will examine how race influences which sexual abusers do and don’t face consequences for their misdeeds. They will compare the outrage about Harvey Weinstein, whose victims were primarily white, with the relative indifference toward R. Kelly, whose victims are primarily black.
The event is a part of the “Her Dream Deferred” series, organized by Kimberlé Crenshaw, UCLA professor of law, who will moderate the discussion. Joining Crenshaw will be Kenyette Tisha Barnes, Stephanie Jones-Rogers, Rashida Jones, Dee Barnes and Jamilah Lemieux.
The three-day series celebrates the black women and girls who have continually been on the front lines of progressive change movements. It explores their status in the United States, lifting their voices and stories to mobilize intersectional coalitions and find solutions to social injustice.
Free tickets are required and available at the box office one hour before the program. One ticket per person; first come, first served. More information can be found on the event website.