Fixing Albany’s #MeToo Problem: What’s Next?

Tue, Jun 19, 6pm - Tue, Jun 12, 2018 8pm

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The Sexual Harassment Working Group, which consists of seven former New York State Legislature staffers, all of whom experienced or reported sexual harassment while working for the state, hosts a discussion on how to best protect NY state workers from sexual harassment in the #MeToo era. The program is moderated by Pythia Public founder and feminist writer Alexis Grenell. The Working Group will also release their policy recommendations, which were created after extensive dialogues with advocates and experts. The recommendations were also informed by their own personal experiences of sexual harassment in the NYS Legislature.

Registration is requested here.

Located in the Frederick P. Rose Auditorium, at 41 Cooper Square (on Third Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets)

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.