The Catharine S. Eberly Center for Women will host a talk titled “Law and the #MeToo Movement” for Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week.
Nicole Porter, associate dean for faculty research and development in the UT College of Law, and professor of law, will speak Tuesday, Feb. 5, at noon in Carlson Library Room 1005.She will discuss the #MeToo Movement, including the legal aspects and the recent changes in Title IX.
Since the movement gained momentum in November 2017, Porter has been working with law professors across the country to try to increase the public’s awareness of the legal issues surrounding #MeToo.
“There are many misunderstandings and misconceptions about sexual harassment and sexual assault. One of my goals is to help clear up some of the confusion,” Porter said. “I think conversations like this one are difficult, but very important.”
She plans to talk about the difference between sexual harassment and sexual assault, and how Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 addresses sexual harassment in the workplace.
Porter also will address the quickly changing law surrounding Title IX, which applies to educational institutions, and some of the myths surrounding sexual assault and sexual harassment.
To register and for more information, call the Eberly Center at 419.530.8570.