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#MeToo in Academia workshop April 24th 2018

Does sexual harassment happen in academia? How would you react if it happens to you or others around you? How can we open up the discussion? What should the university do?

To discuss these questions and more, Halkes Women Faculty Network together with Radboud Women of Computing Science organised a joint workshop about #MeToo in academia on Tuesday 24th April 2018.

Drs. Wilma de Koning, vice president of the executive board opened the event.

Prof. em. Toine Lagro-Janssen held a keynote about the facts and figures regarding sexual harassment in general, and in academia in particular. She also gave some recommendations and do’s and don’ts, which can be found here (pdf, 539 kB).

Heleen Kloosterhuis, one of the confidential advisors of Radboud University, talked about the role of confidential advisors and what they can and cannot do for victims of sexual harassment in academia. She showed an insightful video, which can be found here. For more information, see: https://www.radboudnet.nl/english/employees/miscellaneous/confidential-advisors/

After that there was a fruitful discussion in small groups, led by dr. Inge Bleijenbergh. The discussion raised several issues and insights, ranging from personal experiences to practical tips to ideas about what the university should do to tackle the problem. A summary will be presented on our website soon.

Hidden Figures – Dutch Premier

Dear all,

Radboud University’s Halkes Women Faculty Network and Radboud Reflects invites you to the Dutch premiere of “Hidden Figures”. Based on the book of the same name, “Hidden Figures” highlights the contributions of three brilliant Afro-American women to NASA’s quest to space: the mathematician Katherine Johnson, the computer programmer Dorothy Vaughan, and the aerospace engineer Mary Jackson. While their story remained until recently untold, the movie has gained enormous success among the audience and the critics and is now inspiring the new generations.

After the movie we discuss about diversity: What is the state of diversity in our society? What is its value for science and society? Join the debate after the movie and exchange your view with scientists.

We are looking forward to welcoming you there!

The projection and the debate takes place from 19.30-21.30 hrs. and will be in LUX, Mariënburg 38-39 in Nijmegen.

About the speakers

Nissanke,-SamayaSamaya <https://samayanissanke.wordpress.com/> is an assistant professor at the Institute of Mathematics, Astrophysics and Particle Physics (IMAPP). She is head of /Radboud Virgo Gravitational Wave group /and her research focuses on the birth of black holes. She is currently recipient of a NWO VIDI grant and an European ERC grant.

Marieke van den Brink <http://%20http//www.ru.nl/genderstudies/historie/staf/vaste-stafleden/vaste-staf/van-den-brink/> is Full Professor Gender & Diversity at Radboud University. She researches the place and functioning of gender and diversity in organizations and the possibilities and impossibilities of organizational change. Her research focuses on gatekeeping, micropolitics, male networks and the construction of scientific excellence. In 2011 she was awarded a VENI grant from the national science foundation (NWO) to conduct a large scale case study research on organizational learning and change towards diversity.

Vidotto Francesca <http://www.hef.ru.nl/~fvidotto/> will moderate the discussion. She is a researcher in Theoretical Physics at IMAPP Radboud University. She holds a NWO VENI grant to study what there was before the big bang and what there is inside black holes. She is also member of the board of the Radboud University’s Halkes Women Faculty Network .

Registration
Normal rate € 9,50,- | € 7,- for students, Radboud University staff, Radboud Reflects subscribers, Friends of LUX and Alumni Benefits Card-holders The* Radboud University’s Halkes Women Faculty Network *facilitates inspiring meetings with the aim of bringing women researchers and other interested persons together. They can share experiences and knowledge, work on personal and professional development, and stand up for issues related to women in academia at Radboud University Nijmegen. For more information and registration, visit our Halkes Network Website.