#MeToo and Museums: Understanding and Addressing Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination
Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 2:30 – 3:30 pm on Zoom
Museums and public history sites have pushed for diversity and inclusion policies for years.
But are sexual harassment and gender discrimination undermining these efforts to make workplaces safe and equitable?
Please join us for this compelling NJAM Connections discussion, “#MeToo and Museums: Understanding and Addressing Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination,” taking place on Wednesday, September 30, 2020 from 2:30 – 3:30 pm. NJAM invites you to join Rutgers University-Newark professor Mary Rizzo, co-chair of the National Council on Public History's (NCPH) committee on sexual harassment and gender discrimination, as she explains how sexual harassment and gender discrimination affect the field. She will discuss a national survey launched through a partnership between NCPH and the American Association for State and Local History and talk about ways that museums can participate in eradicating these issues. Participants will break into small groups to discuss ways their organizations can tackle these issues.
NJAM Connections programs offer a “Pay As You Wish” participation fee. After registering, you will receive a Confirmation Email and under the "Additional Information" section you will find the Zoom Link to the meeting.
Presenter Bio: Mary Rizzo, PhD
Mary Rizzo is Assistant Professor of History at Rutgers University-Newark, where she teaches public history, urban history and digital humanities. She is an advisor to the Queer Newark Oral History Project and curator of the exhibit, At Home In Newark: Stories from Queer Newark, and the founder of the Chicory Revitalization Project, which uses poetry to spur conversation around place and social justice. Before joining the Rutgers faculty, she spent a decade working as a public historian in New Jersey, from being a curatorial assistant at the Rockingham historic site to the associate director of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Her book Come and Be Shocked: Baltimore Beyond John Waters and The Wire, is out from Johns Hopkins University Press in September. https://sasn.rutgers.edu/about-us/faculty-staff/mary-rizzo