Foster v. Board of Regents of University of Michigan, No. 19-1314 (6th Cir. 2020)

Foster v. Board of Regents of University of Michigan

A female student in state university’s off-site executive Master of Business Administration (MBA) program brought action against university, its board of regents, and its dean, alleging that a male student sexually harassed plaintiff, and asserting Title IX claim for gender-based discrimination arising from deliberate indifference to student-on-student sexual harassment. The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, granted summary judgment to defendants. Plaintiff appealed. Sixth Circuit reversed and remanded.

Faces of Harassment

Faces of Harassment (Paula Sachetta, 2016)

FACES OF HARASSMENT is an experiment in storytelling about trauma. When the hashtag #MyFirstHarassment swept across Brazil, it showed not only the widespread experience of sexual harassment and assault, but a widespread hunger to bring it out of the shadows. FACES OF HARASSMENT amplifies this movement, by opening space for women to speak their own truth. The film was shot in a mobile storytelling van, parked in rich and poor neighborhoods alike across São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro and open to any woman. The van was a free, autonomous space, where women spoke to the camera directly, no interviewer or other influence present. FACES OF HARASSMENT offers an honest and unflinching look at the scourge of sexual harassment and assault – and at the radical possibilities for dignity and healing that can happen when women are free to speak completely for themselves.