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#MeToo Discussion Session

  • GAMBA Forest 17 Division Place Brooklyn, NY, 11222 United States (map)

It's been 5 months since the New York Times broke the Harvey Weinstein story on October 5th 2017. Since then, countless allegations of sexual harassment and assault have been leveled against men in various positions of power, across industries. Tarana Burke originally came up with the Me Too phrase in 1997 to show survivors they weren't alone, but it wasn't until Alyssa Milano tweeted #MeToo on October 15th that it went viral. In the following days, #MeToo was posted and retweeted by millions of people across the globe.

Most of the conversation happens online, yet nothing replaces an interaction with someone face to face. We will gather to reflect on the societal changes we've witnessed, our experiences and our feelings that have emerged. We feel like the discussion has not been concluded and would like to make sure important elements haven't been overlooked. Conversation is the precursor to action.

QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER
Beyond the hashtag itself, how is this movement reflective of our individual lives? Has this movement been the catalyst for change? If so, what impact has it had? What are some of the consequences, both positive & negative? What can we do in our lives to continue the momentum that was initially felt by many of us? Has the environment changed?

Come join us to continue exploring the #MeToo movement in a safe and creative setting. There will be performances addressing the topic as well - if interested send inquiry to gambaforest@gmail.com.

Earlier Event: February 25
Mad Gleam Press - Poets Poeming