From #MeToo to Systemic Cultural Change: A Public Historian’s Call to Action

The #MeToo movement has shed light on the widespread prevalence of sexual assault, harassment, and abuse, including in scholarly and professional communities. The last two years have shown us that the public history community is no exception. If we do not act, we are complicit in the violence that has pushed countless public historians out of theContinue reading “From #MeToo to Systemic Cultural Change: A Public Historian’s Call to Action”

Reflections on ‘Beyond the Breakthrough’ and Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Work

I went to the National Sexual Assault Conference in August wondering if it’s really possible to do transformative anti-oppression work from within mainstream anti-violence organization. My colleague and friend, E Bjorkman, and I had a lot of thoughts on doing social justice and anti-oppression work in our organization, the New York State Coalition Against SexualContinue reading “Reflections on ‘Beyond the Breakthrough’ and Social Justice/Anti-Oppression Work”