My latest DreamLeapers Panel topic (Don’t Let Sexual Harassment Derail Your Dream) was suggested to me by a friend. I thought it might be too heavy but the #metoo movement is challenging long-held assumptions about acceptable behavior and I thought I could add a new perspective. Thankfully I had a few fantastic panelists to help me. I was joined by Drew Dixon, Martha McBrayer, Wendy Washington, Milton Williams and Chelcee Johns. During the evening, we talked about everything from power dynamics in the workplace to the pervasiveness of rape culture. A new friend even brought some college students to the event, which was held at JCC Harlem. The reality that men (and women) are preying on young people who haven’t yet developed the tools necessary to defend themselves is horrifying.

 

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