February 22, 2018
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Taylor Porter Partner and labor and employment attorney Andrée Cullens was a panelist for LSU's "Closing the Gaps #MeToo" discussion forum, organized Wednesday, Feb. 21, by the University Council for Gender Equity (UCGE) in partnership with LSU’s Office of Diversity.
The panel was moderated by Racheal Hebert, president and CEO of STAR, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting survivors of sexual trauma. The panelists were Cullens; Kasey Windels, University associate professor in the Manship School of Mass Communication; and Don Zhang, University assistant professor in the Department of Psychology. The director of the Women’s Center, Summer Steib, weighed in on the panel.
“It’s not just geared toward faculty or staff or students, or one department, but really bringing everyone together,” Steib said. “This particular panel is #MeToo at LSU, and so with the past several months we know from a national, international and even local perspective that this movement around sexual harassment, sexual assault has really been a part of conversation that lots of folks are having. We thought it would be very timely and necessary to include LSU in that conversation.”
The #MeToo event was hosted by the LSU Women’s Center alongside the Office of Diversity and the University Council on Gender Equity. It is the ninth panel in a series called "Closing the Gaps."