Angry White Men and the Alpha Male Blues: Shootings and Sexual Harassment
It seems as though the nation can’t catch its breath. Issues surrounding gun control were thrust into the headlines after the deadliest mass shooting in US history occurred in Las Vegas. Just as the gun industry was faced with intense scrutiny, sexual abuse accusations against a man in power in the film industry came to light. The revelation of what appears to be a dirty little open secret sparked a revolution in Hollywood and across the country through the social media campaign #MeToo. The hashtag encouraged victims of sexual abuse to speak out and come forward – and they have – from actresses to Olympic gymnasts.
These events intersect with a larger social shift as the white male loses prominent status and becomes “just another demographic group.”
Join Creighton University Professors Kelly Dineen, Jacqueline Font-Guzmán, Paul McGreal, and Palma Strand for a “Speaking Truths” panel discussion of how these events intersect, the demographics of mass shootings, the psychology and effects of power and privilege and ineffectual programs to prevent sexual harassment.
This free event is open to all Creighton University students, faculty, and staff as well as the Omaha community at large. It takes place Thursday, November 2nd at Noon in room 3023 of the Harper Center. A light lunch will be provided.