We recognize one root cause of human trafficking to be a cultural landscape that objectifies women and commodifies sex. Recognizing and combatting this perception is work all of us can do. This discussion promises to tackle the issue of gender-based violence and our responsibility to confront and end it.
The Metro NY Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women and Barclays invite you to Zero Tolerance:
Making Society Accountable for Women's Safety
Please join the Metro NY Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women on Thursday, January 23rd as we gather a panel of experts in the fields of law enforcement, academia, media and the law to explore the complex issues of gender-based violence. This discussion will identify factors that shape societal attitudes about women and serve to sustain such violence. Some of these elements include the portrayals of women in media & film, a pervasive lack of understanding by men as to their role and responsibility to help end gender-based violence as well as social construction of masculinity that facilitates this violence. This event will provide a public space to hold difficult conversations about the causes, challenges and potential for change regarding this intransigent problem. This is not just an issue for women. It is an issue for all of us.
Barclays at 745 Seventh Avenue, between 49th St and 50th St, New York
6:00 PM - Reception
6:30 PM - UN Women USNC Metro NY Chapter Welcome
7:00 PM - Panel Discussion and Q&A
Abigail Disney: Filmmaker and Philanthropist
Michael Guarnieri: Port Authority of NY & NJ
Patricia Latona: Long Island University and Zonta International Dorchen Leidholdt: Sanctuary for Families and Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
Steven D. Rotolo: Port Authority of NY & NJ
Metro NY Chapter Members: Freen
General Admission $10
Click here to RSVP: zerotolerance2014.eventbrite.com.
Please note: attendees must RSVP in advance and show ID to enter the building. We hope to see you on Thursday, January 23rd for this amazing event!
"We must ensure that women and girls are safe
and that perpetrators are held accountable
for their crimes and brought to justice."
- Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka STAY IN TOUCH New York, NY - [masked]