The Behrendt Conversation Series Presents #metoo
YOM KIPPUR AFTERNOON FORUM – FROM CALLING OUT TO CALLING IN: ENGAGING MEN AS ALLIES, NOT ADVERSARIES, IN THE AFTERMATH OF #METOO
The #MeToo movement sparked a massive cultural shift. We all support the idea of building a culture free of assault, harassment, and discrimination, yet there’s a feeling that the rules for men changed overnight. Many feel uncertain about what they can say and do. How can we support women without demonizing men? Please join us on Wednesday, September 19 at 2:45 pm in the Bess P. Maltz Center for this conversation about the aftermath of #MeToo, with experts from The Good Men Project, an online forum that takes on the shifting expectations of men. We will focus specifically on engaging men as allies, not adversaries, and address what #MeToo means across gender lines.
From Calling Out to Calling In:
A Learning Group Task Force for Emanuel
After our Contemporary Issues Forum, we’re assembling a learning group of congregants to take on core concerns of women AND men in our changing culture in the aftermath of #metoo. Over three sessions, we will drink in the wisdom of Jewish tradition, articulate our fears and our wants, and design resources to put Emanuel on the cutting edge of a healthier culture for men and women.
We anticipate interest will be greater than the slots available for this learning group. To participate, you must be able to commit to three sessions on the evenings of October 25th, November 15th, and December 4th. The group will have access to grant money to implement programs and recommendations for our community.
Sessions will be co-facilitated by Rabbi Sarah Bassin and Rabbi Hayim Herring – a nationally recognized author and organizational futurist.