This timely & important series by Beatte Sykes will be held on Wednesdays March 14, & April 4, from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room. Beate Sykes is a Certified Professional Development trainer and has conducted Sexual Harassment and other workshops over 200 times worldwide. Her workshops will cover the following topics:
From Sexism to Sexual Assault--Sexual Harassment, in all its forms, is a logical outcome of sexism which has been around since time immemorial. All major religions and most societies carry sexisms’ trademarks. From Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas to #MeToo, from the gender gap to sexual assault, sexual harassment has gone mainstream, is real and pervasive and not going away. We’ll focus on defining and understanding the complexity of the subject as first steps toward mutually respectful interactions.
How to Deal With Sexual Harassment--When human interaction is respectful, it benefits those involved as well as society in general. Respectful nbehavior is not always easy and can be more challenging between men and women and with people who are not members of ‘my/our’ group. We will look at sexual harassment from the perspective of the recipient, the perpetrator and the observer and outline the impact on and responsibility of each. Aims and benefits of individual action will be highlighted. The role(s) of authority figures to effectively confront and prevent sexual harassment will also be discussed.
The High Cost of Sexual Harassment--When sexual harassment occurs at work, in educational, military, religious or other institutions or settings, the costs often become high for all directly or indirectly impacted. It becomes a business issue, damaging reputations and stalling career and business opportunities. Covered will be the laws relating to sexual harassment and how companies or institutions can reduce the likelihood of sexual harassment. They can be held responsible when they don’t make reasonable efforts to prevent sexual harassment or don’t effectively deal with it when it occurs. Attention will be paid to available legal remedies and their impact.
Click on the image below to view or download a printable flyer. Contact Linda Hewitt for more information at (732) 842-0690 ext. 112. This program is FREE and registration is recommended. Register online, at the Reference Desk, or by calling (732) 842-0690 ext. 111. Click on the image below to view or download a printable flyer.