How Sexual Harassment Culture Infects Academia

March 21, 2019
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Hughes Auditorium, Robert H. Lurie Building, Northwestern University Chicago Campus
303 East Superior Street, Chicago, IL, USA

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Diversity in academia is in the public spotlight. Yet, despite some important strides for women in academic science careers, many workplaces and their cultures discriminate against women and can endanger them – professionally, psychologically, and even physically. Recent findings have played an important role in shaping new policies at field sites, universities, professional organizations, and funding agencies. Rutherford and Arreola will summarize this work and share suggestions from the evidence and from the recent NASEM (The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)  #ScienceToo report for improving the academic climate for women, sexual minorities, nonbinary persons, and people of color. The responsibility of senior researchers, advisors, and university leadership towards young women entering academia will be emphasized.

Event Details

Plan on hanging around after the program to enjoy food and drinks (free with ticket purchase). The program runs from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. This program is open to the public.

Stick around after the program for discussion, networking, and drinks!

Students with valid ID are FREE. Please email us ( to register for your complimentary ticket.

Parking and Transportation:

Discounted parking is available to attendees at the 202 E Huron parking garage. Ask at the C2ST registration table, and you can get a ticket to exit the garage at a discounted rate.

303 E. Superior St. is easily accessible using the Red Line or the 3, 66, 120, 121, and 157 buses (as well as others a few blocks away). For directions using public transportation visit

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