The St. Louis Press Club is hosting a lunch forum on the “Me Too Movement and What’s Next” next Wednesday, May 30. The program will focus on what experts are seeing and advocating concerning due process for women in the workplace.
The luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the West Wing at Missouri Athletic Club-West, 1777 Des Peres Road, in St. Louis County. The cost to attend is $20 for Press Club members and $23 for non-members.
Critics of the movement have declared that due process has been left behind in sexual harassment claims that “rush to judgment” in the court of public opinion. But what really is due process regarding sexual harassment complaints? Is it legally defined and mandated? How is this applied in the workplace?
Panelists will include Leatha Johnson, a supervisory investigator at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; Donna Harper, an attorney at Sedey Harper Westhoff; and Mildred Galvin, a senior vice president and senior partner involved with talent development at Fleishman Hillard.
Jo Mannies, a reporter at St. Louis Public Radio who has been covering Missouri politics and government for almost four decades, will serve as moderator for the event.
The luncheon is co-sponsored by American Association of University Women St. Louis Branch, the St. Louis Chapter of the Coalition of Labor Union Women and the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis