Fighting for Victims’ Rights #MeToo, Harassment, Accountability, and the Weaponization of Tech A talk by Victim Right’s Attorney Carrie Goldberg

Thu, Apr 4 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Location: 
Commonwealth Honors College Auditorium

As a tireless lawyer, Carrie Goldberg is attuned to the modern, digital ways people are destroying one another’s lives—through stalking, extortion, intimidation, blackmail and harassment. Regardless of gender, class, age, or career, we’re all potential victims because, like it or not, we’re all plugged in. But through ground-breaking legal work, Goldberg is affirming our right to privacy in a world where information (and humiliation!) are just a few clicks away. And in this hopeful, savvy talk, she pinpoints our unprecedented cultural moment and offers much-needed reassurance to victims that yes, they can fight back—and no, they’re not alone. Throughout her 15-plus years as a victims’ rights advocate and attorney, she’s taken down the worst kind of perps, empowering victims to overcome ruinous campaigns brought against them by unstable men and women. She’s organized her findings, now, into a taxonomy of offenders, which informs her legal strategy for every case: “trolls, a**holes, psychos, and pervs.” From Harvey Weinstein to the jilted ex-mistress, every offender she’s encountered has one thing in common: they’re each hell-bent on destroying another person’s life, but their methods differ according to classification. By explaining the taxonomy that’s helped her grow her firm from two employees to over ten, and how it’s been vital to her ongoing success, Goldberg stands not only as a champion of cyber security, legal reform, and victims’ rights, but as an inspirational leader. A woman who, by turning her own story of online harassment into a tool of self-empowerment and education, is showing us all how we can fire back, stand up, and not be afraid.

 

Read more about Carrie’s work: The Attorney Fighting Revenge Porn and her law firm

Carrie’s forthcoming book: Nobody's Victim: Fighting Psychos, Stalkers, Pervs, and Trolls

Sponsored by: Student Affairs Campus Life, Advocacy, Inclusion and Support Programs as part of the Foundations of Inclusion Speakers Series

Co-Sponsored by:  Women, Gender, Sexuality Studies, Legal Studies, the College of Information and Computer Sciences and The National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Linda Hillenbrand
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4135451922
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lindah@umass.edu
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"Fighting the U.S. Sex Trade: Gender, Race & Politics:" A Lecture by Prof. Carrie N. Baker

Thu, Nov 29 2018 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Herter Hall 601

Prof. Baker’s new book Fighting the U.S. Sex Trade: Gender, Race & Politics tells the story of political collaboration over the last 50 years among feminists, evangelical Christians, human rights advocates, and sex worker rights activists to shift perceptions and public policies on the prostitution of youth in the United States. From campaigns against juvenile prostitution in the 1970s, to the global movement against the commercial sexual exploitation of children in the 1990s, to leveraging the human trafficking framework to address "domestic minor sex trafficking" in the 2000s, activists have repeatedly reframed youth involvement in the sex trades to generate sympathy for these youth, reform related laws and policies, and create services to assist young people with experience in the sex trades. But to do so, these campaigns have often mobilized cultural discourses about gender, race and childhood that have marginalized the most vulnerable of these youth and obscured the real needs of most youth in the sex trades.

Carrie N. Baker is Professor and Director of the Program for the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College and a co-founder of the Five College Reproductive, Health, Rights and Justice Certificate. She teaches courses on gender, law, public policy, and feminist activism, including topical courses on reproductive justice, sexual harassment and sex trafficking.

Co-Sponsored by: UMass Departments of History, Legal Studies, WGSS, Sociology, Health Promotion and Policy; the Pre-Law Advising Office; and the Center for Women & Community.

Campus: 
UMass Amherst
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Event contact: 
Jennifer Nye
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jlnye@umass.edu
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Tight Knit: global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion

Wed, Oct 17 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Location: 
83 College Street

Join the FCWSRC and the Department of Anthropology at UMass Amherst on for an exciting book salon with Betsy Krause on her new book Tight Knit: Global Families and the Social Life of Fast Fashion. 

Betsy will be joined by discussants Anna Botta (Smith College), Calvin Chen (Mount Holyoke College), Anne Ciecko (UMass Amherst), and Vanessa Fong (Amherst College).

Campus: 
Mount Holyoke College
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Don't Mess with Me - Women and the 2018 Election

Sun, Oct 14 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Location: 
Graham Hall, Hillyer Art Building
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With Tahirah Amatul-Wadad, Jo Comerford, Lindsay Sabados, and Elizabeth Silver

Free and open to the public.

Campus: 
Smith College
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Event contact: 
Dana Chen, President Smith College Democrats
Contact email: 
dchen59@smith.edu
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