THE #MeToo MOVEMENT AND MINORITY VOICES
At a time of national reckoning and accountability around sexual harassment, what challenges and opportunities do women of minority communities experience in speaking out against men both inside and outside their identity groups? What does the #MeToo movement represent for women of color? What are the causes of misogyny in the broader American culture and what are the legal, political, and social shifts required to address the prevalence of sexual harassment in society? Join us in February to hear Professor Shaheen Pasha and others speak on this critical issue.
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 277-9 PM
FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE
43 CENTER STREET
This event is part of our 'Transforming this Moment: Examining Our Collective Responsibility' series, jointly co-sponsored by Critical Connections and Karuna Center for Peacebuilding
Shaheen Pasha is an educator and journalist who joined the faculty at UMass in January 2013. She previously worked as the Middle East Regional Editor for The Brief, a legal magazine published by Thomson Reuters. Prior to launching the magazine, Pasha was the Islamic finance correspondent at Thomson Reuters, based in Dubai. She has worked at CNNMoney.com as a banking and legal reporter, covering the Supreme Court and the Enron trial. Pasha was also a reporter at Dow Jones Newswires, where she had a daily column in the Wall Street Journal and appeared as a regular correspondent on CNBC Asia, covering the ADR market. She taught print and online journalism for undergraduate and graduate students at The American University in Cairo and media writing at Pace University in New York.
Pasha is the co-editor of Mirror on the Veil: A Collection of Personal Essays on Hijab and Veiling, published by Critical, Cultural and Communications Press (2017) and is a contributor to The Dallas Morning News, New England Public Radio, USA Today, Daily Beast and Quartz, among other news outlets. Her areas of focus include international journalism, Islam and religion, business reporting, and mass incarceration issues.
She has a master's degree in journalism from Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's degree in speech communication from Pace University.
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Earlier Event: February 25"Catching The Sun" Climate Documentary Film Showing
Later Event: February 28Community Dialogue on Racism