The Legal Network for Gender Equity and the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund hosted this webinar “On the Basis of Sex and Race: Representing Black Women Survivors of Workplace Sex Harassment and Sexual Violence” on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.

The presentation defines and discusses the concept of “intersectionality,” addresses the history and limitations of existing anti-discrimination laws to address intersecting race and sex discrimination, addresses best practices for representing Black women survivors, provides strategic advice on using data about current perceptions of workplace discrimination and novel legal arguments to counter common defenses to and pitfalls in intersecting race and sex discrimination claims, and offers space for us to think critically about policy and language that is more inclusive of the unique experiences of survivors who sit at the intersection of multiple identities.

Our speakers include:
Jaribu Hill, Executive Director, Mississippi Worker’s Center for Human Rights
Yvette N. A. Pappoe, Associate Attorney, Miles & Stockbridge, P.C.
Elizabeth Riles, co-founder of Bohbot & Riles, PC, and current chair of the California
Employment Lawyers Association
Distinguished Professor Joan C. Williams, Founding Director of the Center for
WorkLife Law, University of California, Hastings Law

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