The University Record, March 19, 1996

Videoconference on sexual harassment set for March 27

"Sexual Harassment 1996: Scholarly Definitions & Everyday Realities," a free, live interactive videoconference, will take place 12:30­4:30 p.m. March 27 in Room G322, Dental School. Sponsored by the Human Resources and Affi rmative Action (HR/AA) Office and presented by Black Issues in Higher Education, the videoconference will explore the role of race in resolving complaints, scholarly underpinnings, consequences of nonreporting and underreporting, the current state of the law, and other topics.

 

According to Jackie R. McClain, executive director of HR/AA, the purpose of the videoconference is threefold:

 

It educates the University on this issue within a national and social context.

 

It allows us to place the University policy and program within that context.

 

It offers an opportunity to begin to look at how race and gender intertwine on the issue of sexual harassment.

A unique feature of the videoconference is that participants will be able to directly question panelists from around the country on these issues.

Immediately following the videoconference, a panel of University community members will discuss the videoconfer ence and address questions related to the University's activity in this area.

Videoconference program panelists include Anita Hill, professor of law at the University of Oklahoma; Anne L. Bryant, executive director of the American Association of University Women; Ellen Vargas, legal counsel for the Equal Employment Commissi on; Beth Wilson, vice provost and equity officer at Columbia University; Emma Coleman Jordan, professor of Law at Georgetown University; and Michael Greve, executive director of the Center for Individual Rights.

For more information, call Diane Jordan, 747-4797, or e-mail to mdianej@umich.edu.