When We Speak: Sex, Power & the #MeToo Movement

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How does power affect gender roles and sexual behavior in public and private spaces? Who has power, who does not, and how is it leveraged? Such are the questions that will be discussed during a day-long conference at William Paterson University in Wayne, “When We Speak: Sex, Power, and the #MeToo Movement,” on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018.

The event, which will take place in the University Commons Ballroom, is free and open to the public and media

The conference is divided into three sessions in which multiple speakers will address the complex issues of desire, power, and justice. The keynote session, from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., features Julianne Malveaux – labor economist, noted media writer and commentator, and former president of Bennet College for Women 

In this audio piece, Sebastian Escobar speaks with Dr. Sumi Raghavan, an assistant professor of psychology at William Paterson University and committee co-chair. Listen as they discuss the history of sexual assault, the Brett Kavanaugh testimony, and psychological behaviors that lead to sexual harassment.


WP students or faculty with questions about the conference may contact event co-chairs Professor Sumi Raghavan (raghavans@wpunj.edu) or Professor Maria Villar (villarm@wpunj.edu).

Community members and/or members of the media may contact Maria Daniels, of the University’s Marketing and Public Relations office, at danielsm11@wpunj.edu or 973-720-2949.

Sebastian EscobarComment