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2017-18 WILL*/WGSS Speaker Series

The Future of Sexual Privacy Online: Five Ways to Combat Revenge Porn on College Campuses
Carrie Goldberg
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Ukrops Auditorium, Robins School of Business, 7:00 pm

Carrie Goldberg is a victims’ rights lawyer in Brooklyn. She fights for victims of online harassment, sexual assault, and coercion. She is most known for work involving revenge porn. As more students rely on social media to communicate, universities need to implement effective and immediate responses to the harms of online harassment and abuse. Carrie will address how faculty, students and administrators can combat revenge porn and empower victims of online abuse. 

Expanding Sanctuary and the Struggle for Queer Liberation in our Lifetime 
Paulina Helm-Hernandez
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Brown-Alley Room, Weinstein Hall, 7:00 pm
Part of UR Comes Out! and Latinx Heritage Month

Paulina Helm-Hernandez has worked as the co-director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG), a Queer Liberation organization, for the past eleven years. From Veracrúz, Mexico, Paulina has a background in farm worker and immigrant/refugee rights organizing, cultural work, youth organizing, anti-violence work, and liberation work that centers people most affected by violence, poverty, war and racism.  Paulina will address the intersections of race, gender, queerness and immigrant rights. 

Bringing Intersectionality and Inclusiveness into Our Daily Lives 
Sandra Kim
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Brown-Alley Room, Weinstein Hall, 7:00 pm

Sandra Kim is the founder and executive director of the popular feminist digital media site Everyday Feminism, a site that millions visit each month.  Her talk will discuss how to apply a feminist intersectional lens to our everyday decisions and actions as well as the challenges of doing so.  She will also discuss and identify how to be an effective ally and work in solidarity with others. 

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All events are free and open to the public.