#MeToo, #TimesUp -- the past, present, and future (Movement Politics, Part 4)

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The "Movement Politics" series explore the various social movements, political forces, and coalitions that aim to bring about certain political changes, reforms or outcomes in furtherance of advancing a particular ideology.

Our aim is to explore these movements or groups, in depth, without the veneer of hyperpartisan rhetoric. As such, the discussions will be based on factual evidence, coupled with sound reasoning and any persuasion at the highest level of intellectual rigor.

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We've partnered with WeWork for this special townhall event.

For this meeting, we'll examine the rise and prominence of #MeToo in the public discourse, as it relates to an international movement against sexual harassment and assault. To that end, we'll discuss the following topics:

- Its origins and online campaigns.

- Its awareness and empathy, resulting in "The Reckoning."

- Its policies and laws, as they relate to workplace.

- Its reach and impact in various sectors and industries.

- Similarities to prior movements or campaigns.

- Its criticisms, backlash, and any unintended consequences.

- Finally, how it may shape the public discourse in the future.

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: the "Movement Politics" series are purely intended to be for discussion purposes only, as the NYCPF does not endorse or advocate on behalf of any groups, organizations, or political parties.

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Previous Movement Politics series:

Part One -- "The "Alt-Right" and the "Regressive Left" (http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/233692074/)

Part Two -- The Rise and the (Ostensible) Fall of the Religious Conservatives in the U.S. (http://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/231673634/)

Part Three -- Black Lives Matter (https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Politics/events/221141584/)