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Antioch University Santa Barbara to Host Community Panel Exploring Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Beyond

#MeToo... Now What?
    SANTA BARBARA, CA, January 11, 2018 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Antioch University Santa Barbara and the Women & Leadership Certificate program will host a free panel discussion to explore the topic of sexual harassment from social, cultural, media, legal, political, and business perspectives. A community Q&A session will follow the presentation.

Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018
Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Place: Antioch University Santa Barbara, Community Hall, 602 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara
Cost: FREE. Seating is limited. RSVP to Hattie Husbands: hhusbands@antioch.edu

The panel of experts include:
- Janean Acevedo Daniels, JD, Attorney at Law
- Hannah Beth Jackson, California State Senator
- Kate McGuinness, JD, Executive Coach, Empowered Women Coaching
- Judy Guillermo-Newton, MFT, Senior VP of Montecito Bank & Trust, former Ombudsperson at UCSB
- Starshine Roshell, Journalist, Author, Associate Director of Media & Communications at Fielding Graduate University
- Helene Schneider, Former Mayor of Santa Barbara
- Lois Phillips, PhD, Moderator

BACKGROUND:
It began with a news story, then a tweet, and suddenly it seemed everything had changed overnight. 2017 will forever be known as the Year of the Reckoning.... the phenomenon of courageous women and men standing up and speaking out, and of powerful men being held to account by allegations of sexual misconduct -- in Hollywood, on morning television, in chic restaurant kitchens, in Congress and the California legislature. The #METOO phenomenon has engaged millions of people worldwide, provoking both solidarity and confusion, workplace tensions and new dialogues. The public is debating why sexual harassment is so widespread and what can be done to eradicate it.

Sexual harassment is a systemic issue in our culture and a pervasive problem for women of all ages and backgrounds working at every level across all sectors, not just a problem facing celebrities. Topics will include:
- The definition of Sexual Harassment - what it is and isn't - and Procedures for Filing Complaints
- Why HR Policies and Training Programs Aren't the Only Answer
- The Impact of Harassment on the Victim and the Accused
- Sexual Harassment in the Workplace and Universities
- The #MeToo Phenomenon Giving Voice to Victims of Harassment Across the Globe
- The Impact of Social Media (In General) Conveying the Scale and Scope of Sexual Harassment to include LGBTQ persons.

The audience will receive informational materials and the opportunity to interact with the expert panel. The panel will offer the audience a list of strategies for creating more positive, productive workplace culture in which harassment isn't tolerated.

This event is sponsored by AUSB's Women & Leadership Certificate Program and AU's Office of Institutional Advancement.

Antioch University's Women & Leadership Certificate program is an innovative 10-month, low-residency program for busy professional individuals who are ready to take their leadership to the next level of effectiveness, impact and fulfillment. The program is a career accelerator for early-to-mid-career women, and is designed to strengthen the pipeline of women who are ready to step in to larger leadership roles across corporate, non-profit, government, higher education and entrepreneurial sectors of our community. Our new cohort begins in March 2018. Applications are being accepted and partial scholarships are available. For more information: https://www.antioch.edu/santa-barbara/degrees-programs/business-leadership/certificate-womens-leadership /

Antioch University is an accredited, non-profit university and a bold and enduring source of innovation in higher education that serves adult students around the world, online and from its five campuses in four states in addition to its University-wide international and doctoral programs. The University lives by its mission every day by helping students realize their potential and achieve their educational and career goals through a rigorous and responsive learning environment. Antioch University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Antioch University Santa Barbara has received Federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution under Titles III & V of the Higher Education Act.


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