Senator Mary Landrieu to Serve on Panel on Sexual Harassment
March 26, 2018
Baton Rouge, LA – Senator Mary Landrieu will make opening remarks and moderate a panel at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication highlighting the role of power, money, media and politics in both the #MeToo movement and in all-too-common stories of sexual harassment.
“Hear Them Roar: Voicing the Truth on Sexual Harassment in Media and Politics” panelists will discuss how media, government and law can serve as instruments of change. The event is hosted by the Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication.
“The Manship School exists at the intersection of media and public affairs, so we think this is an important—and powerful—conversation that is much-needed, given the influx of near-daily breaking stories of alleged sexual harassers and their victims, many of whom come from the fields of media and politics,” Jenee Slocum, director of the Reilly Center, said.
The event is slated for April 12 in the Holliday Forum at the Manship School. Panelists will include:
- Amy Brittain, investigative reporter for The Washington Post, a Manship School alum who broke news of sexual harassment allegations against Charlie Rose last fall.
- Michelle D. Craig, managing partner of Transcendent Legal, an expert in labor, employment and sexual harassment law who was also named by the Diversity Council as one of the Most Powerful and Influential Women in Louisiana in 2012.
- Eleanor McManus, founder of Press Forward, an independent and nonpartisan organization that aims to create a safe work environment and elevate the stature of women in the workplace, beginning in the newsroom.
- Sadie Wilks, instructor at the Manship School and an accredited public relations practitioner with 20 years of experience in nonprofit and organizational communication.
- Steve Bien- Aimé, assistant professor at LSU’s Manship School of Mass Communication, who teaches journalism and researches race and gender portrayals in news and sports media.
The Reilly Center for Media & Public Affairs aims to generate thoughtful programs, dialogue and research about mass communication and its many faceted relationships with social, economic and political issues. Evident in everything the center does is its commitment to strengthen and advance the Manship School’s national leadership in media and politics.