CEW+Inspire Workshop Series – Gender Revolution in the Trump Era: Transformations in Consciousness and Gender Relations

November 15, 2018 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Lane Hall, Seminar Room 2239, 204 State Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Presenter: Pamela Aronson, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, Department of Behavioral Sciences, University of Michigan-Dearborn

Explore the rapid transformation in gender consciousness and gender relations during this workshop with Dr. Pamela Aronson. Attendees will discuss changes stemming from three primary sources: the rise of women running for political office in 2018, the emergence of new social movement activism, and the creation of the “#MeToo” movement, which has sparked a new public discourse on sexual assault and harassment. While exploring the ways that this new consciousness has also faced backlash and opposition, this workshop will shed light on the emerging gender revolution by examining how rapid transformations are influencing everyday relationships between men and women. Dr. Aronson will also discuss her authentic journey to her chosen field. A hands-on wellness activity will be presented by the CEW+ Inspire team to complement this workshop.

The discussion will be followed by a networking reception.

Free and open to the public. This workshop is generously funded by CEW+ donor, Pamela Smock.

Pamela AronsonPamela Aronson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Her research examines how inequalities impact identities and the life course. Past research has considered young women’s transition to adulthood, perception of role models, work and family orientations, and attitudes toward feminism. She also studies class and gender differences in the experience of postsecondary education and career development. Gender and feminist consciousness, as well as the impact of internalized misogyny in electoral politics, are the focus of her new research project.