Hear them Roar: Voicing the Truth on Sexual Harassment
in Media & Politics Panel
Expert panelists drew on their backgrounds in practical and academic journalism, politics,
law, and public relations to delve deeply into the national conversation on sexual
harassment. Why did it take so long for this serious issue to come to light on the
national agenda? What can media practitioners, interdisciplinary professionals, and
ordinary citizens do to combat the cultural contexts that historically have turned
a blind eye on these behaviors?
The panel, featuring Senator Mary Landrieu as moderator, Gloria Riviera, ABC News
Correspondent and sexual harassment prevcention activist for Press Forward, Sadie
Wilks, public relations expert and Manship instructor, Steve Bien-Aime, Ph.D. and
Manship Assistant Professor of journalism, Michelle Craig, legal expert on sexual
harassment and Managing Partner for Transcendent Legal, and Amy Brittain, journalist
for the Washington Post sought answers to these and other questions.