The Worldwide #MeToo Movement: A Conference on Global Resistance to Sexual Harassment and Violence

Conference/Symposium | May 14 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group

Last year, women across the globe were tweeting #MeToo. This year, we’re organizing for solutions.

On May 14, 2019, legal scholars and practitioner-experts from around the world will gather at Berkeley Law with lawyers and other specialists. The goal of this conference is to examine the systemic issues that permit sexual harassment and explore creative solutions developed across the globe to address the problem using the tools of comparative law.

Preliminary Program:
- Panel discussions on how the worldwide #MeToo movement has affected women’s lives across the globe, and how resistance to the movement endangers its successes.
- Workshops on the role of the general counsel and board, workplace investigations, litigation, law reform, social media, the role of artists, harassment prevention, and harassment viewed through the lens of race, sexual orientation, disability, and class.

Preliminary Speaker List:
- Keynote presentations by Catharine MacKinnon and Kimberlé Crenshaw.
- Harassment experts from Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.
- Speakers include law professors, lawyers, generals counsel, journalists, and other specialists.

 CA, lily_yang@law.berkeley.edu