After #MeToo: Consent, Trauma and the Future

New Suns: A Feminist Literary Festival

#MeToo

Historian Joanna Bourke, writer and activist So Mayer, activist Lola Olufemi and chair, Josephine Livingstone in conversation about power, consent, trauma and feminist futures after #MeToo.

Misogyny and sexual violence as a method of control and punishment are common themes in classical mythology – and continue to proliferate in contemporary culture. The powerful global uprising known as #MeToo has challenged the normalization of rape culture and its codification into legal structures. On the back of millions of stories of harassment and abuse have come many difficult questions – with few simple answers. 

What does solidarity look like when race, class, sexuality, disability and gender identity inflect the ability to speak out? 

How can people, including those bearing individual pain and trauma, transform the energy unleashed by #MeToo into social change in workplaces, universities, homes and streets? 
 

This event is part of the Barbican’s 2018 season, The Art of Change, which explores how the arts respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

Part of The Art of Change

Our 2018 season explores how the arts respond to, reflect and potentially effect change in the social and political landscape.

Frobisher Auditorium 2