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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AND ABUSE OF POWER
MICA and the ACLU of Maryland-sponsored discussion will feature Carolee Schneemann, Monica Ramirez, Kalima Young
WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 20, from 7-9 p.m.
Carolee Schneemann, a nationally recognized visual artist who is credited with transforming the definition of art, especially as it relates to the body, sexuality and gender, will headline the panel discussion of this year’s programming around Constitution Day.
The free event, sponsored by the MICA and the ACLU of Maryland, commemorates the holiday (September 17) with panels and commentary on contemporary issues in politics, government, civic engagement and activism.
This year’s forum, entitled Taking Liberties: Sexual Misconduct and Abuse of Power in the age of #metoo will be an intersectional discussion on Women’s Rights that ties together threads about sexual harassment, reproductive rights, the rights of all women – lesbian, transgender, women of color, immigrant women and more.
“We are witnessing an unprecedented attack on women’s rights from a variety of angles,” said Constitution Day organizer and MICA Humanistic Studies faculty member Firmin DeBrabander. “Abortion rights are increasingly threatened at the state level, and may be upended altogether by new Supreme Court justices; the #metoo movement has gained steam, exposing the pervasive sexual harassment that women are subjected to; and immigrant women are rudely separated from their children—who are locked in cages.”
Alongside Schneemann, this year’s panel will also include labor activist and civil rights attorney Monica Ramirez, and scholar-activist Kalima Young. The discussion will be moderated by Sheri Parks, MICA’s Vice President for Strategic Initiatives.
About the Constitution Day participants:
Established in 2005, Constitution Day continues the MICA’s tradition of leadership in raising and exploring important political issues.