Boulder JCC to Host Panel Discussion on Sexual Harassment
Kai Ruiz August 28, 2018 - 17 Elul 5778Arts & CultureComments Off on Boulder JCC to Host Panel Discussion on Sexual Harassment
“Is Your Flirting Harassing Me” will be moderated by CO House Representative Dafna Michaelson Jenet
Women of the J and the Boulder Chapter of Hadassah, in partnership with Congregation Har Hashem, will host a panel discussion on sexual harassment. This panel discussion will address the demands for change initiated by women in the entertainment industry and the #metoo movement. Panelists, representing a range of experience working with people affected by sexual harassment, will provide context and answer questions, beginning a dialogue within our families and the larger community.
The demand and need for change has given voice to those who have been sexually harassed, humiliated, subsequently fired from jobs when speaking out, and those who were locked in their shame, silence, self-blame, and unspeakable trauma. In an effort to establish new ways and rules of conduct and engagement, we need to understand how to unshackle ourselves from the old norms and reclaim our own power and voices.
This panel discussion will feature the following panelists:
Tim Johnson is a Boulder County Deputy DA with 20 years of experience prosecuting sex crimes against adults and children, domestic violence, stalking, and other violent crimes.
Julia Yager is Director of Human Resources of Boulder County since 2009, with more that 20 years experience in multiple disciplines and conflicts, within Human Resources.
Cathy Cohn, PhD, LCSW is a therapist with vast experience in treating trauma, anxiety, depressions, and other related disorders.
Moderated by Dafna Michaelson Jenet: Colorado House Representative (D), author, advocate for Veteran Affairs, Mental Health, Housing and Education, to name just a few.
Kai Ruiz is the Marketing Manager at the Boulder JCC. Originally from Miami, Kai recently moved to Boulder from Atlanta, where he worked for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta and most recently, Limmud Atlanta + Southeast.