Transforming Cultures Around Domestic Violence Seminar

Date and time: 

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 17:00 to 18:30


Sandyford Building, room 210, Northumbria University

We've recently seen unprecedented attention to cultures that support or challenge gender-based violence: disclosures about violence and abuse by Harvey Weinstein and others; the #MeToo and #TimesUp campaigns; plans to outlaw 'upskirting'; Dr Christine Ford's accusations about Judge Brett Kavanaugh, to name just a few.

Northumbria University will host a seminar which will reflect on these developments in the UK and the US and is delighted to welcome two eminent scholars/activsts/practitioners:

Professor Susan Marine, Merrimack College, US will speak about how the Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings are shaping discourse about sexual violence in high school and college.

Ms Cullagh Warnock, expert on gender-based violence, will talk about the role of specialist women’s organisations in improving services and policy around gender-based violence.

Academics, students, activists, practitioners - all welcome!