W'at Abowt Us: Film Screening & Panel with Shelley Jarrett

Photo of those involved in the film W'at Abowt Us

About the Event

Wednesday, March 6 in the McKellar Room (UCC 290)
Film Screening @ 1:00 p.m.
Q&A Panel with Shelley Jarrett @ 3:00 p.m.

Since exploding onto the news in the fall of 2017, the #MeToo movement has built up impressive momentum. Thanks to Oprah Winfrey and her by now famous Golden Globes speech, it has spawned another hashtag, #TimesUp.

Up to now, victims have been primarily Caucasian women like Ashley Judd and Gwyneth Paltrow who have come almost exclusively from the arts & entertainment industry or the media profession. While the legitimacy of these women and their stories is not being questioned, other aspects in this new reality of the sexes need to be raised.

W’at Abowt Us is a factual documentary told from a diverse point of view. Women share their stories of vulnerability and shame which take place in diverse locations: from the home to the workplace; from the church to community settings. The incidents crossed the boundaries of abuse between sexual, physical, and emotional. The women also come from all the major cultural backgrounds, showing that this systematic harassment knows no barriers.

For more information on the film & cast visit their website.

About Shelley Jarret

Shelley Jarrett is a multiple award-winning entrepreneur, documentary filmmaker, and social justice advocate.

Shelley Jarrett brings a wide range of expertise to the table, having a degree in Social Work and advocacy work over the past two decades; on gender-based violence and supporting survivors of domestic violence.

Shelley believes strongly in the responsibility that define our culture and how things should be processed in our community. Shelley feels it is her responsibility to support women or any form of injustice in marginalized and racialized communities by providing a platform and allowing people to tell their stories through film.

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