As the #MeToo movement sweeps across Hollywood, Washington and the world of media, it's easy to ignore the sexual abuse of women in low-profile jobs. Rape on the Night Shift is a PBS sequential investigation by PBS after Rape on the Fields from 2015. On March 21, we will show Rape on the Night Shift. Following the film, Ruth Silver Taube of the Santa Clara University School of Law will speak on the issue and present actions that we can take to increase awareness and advance legislation to protect women.
Sexual harassment is prevalent in all industries that employ low wage workers. The presentation will cover legal issues related to sexual harassment of low wage workers with emphasis on the restaurant, agricultural, and janitorial industry. The Ya Basta Coalition and the AB1978 campaign (the property services sexual harassment bill), obstacles to reporting, and proposed legislation to strengthen legal protections for victims of sexual harassment will also be covered.
If you are unable to come early for the film, watch on YouTube at: https://www.revealnews.org/nightshift/
Our speaker, Ruth Silver Taube received the Unsung Hero Award from the Santa Clara County Victim Support Network in 2013 for her workers' rights and human trafficking work. She is the Supervising Attorney of the Worker’s Rights Clinic at the Katharine & George Alexander Community Law Center at Santa Clara University School of Law, Special Counsel to Legal Aid at Work, and an Adjunct Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. We are honored to have her as our guest.
This event is sponsored by https://sanjose-ca.aauw.net/
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