International Coalition Against Sexual Harassment
Eighth Annual Conference
August 7-8, 1999
Swissotel 323 E.Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL
ACCOMODATIONS. Our conference will be held at the Swissotel, 323 E.
Wacker Dr. 60601 in downtown Chicago. A special conference room rate is
$123 single/double. In order to receive the conference rate, please
state when registering that you are attending the annual conference of
The Society for the Study of Social Problems (ICASH's co-sponsor) and give
the group code SOC080399. For reservations call 1-800-654-7263.
THE EIGHTH ANNUAL CONFERENCE
INTERNATIONAL COALITION AGAINST SEXUAL HARASSMENT
AUGUST 7-8, 1999
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7
8:30-9:00 Opening Remarks: "The Creation of the City of Chicago
Sexual Harassment Office: A Model for Organizational Change and
Speaker: Andra Gomberg, Esq., Sexual Harassment Officer, City of Chicago
WORKSHOP 1: Assessment of Psychological Distress in Cases of Sexual
Harassment: Contributions from Forensic Psychology.
Facilitator: Eric Mart, Highland Psychological Services,
WORKSHOP 2: Environmental Assessment Tools: Preventing Sexual
Harassment in Police Departments
Facilitator: Donna Milgram, Director, Institute for Women in
Trades, Technology, and Science, Washington, D.C.
WORKSHOP 3: Healing the Aftermath of Sexual Harassment: Interventions
Facilitator: Jan Salisbury, Salisbury Consulting, Boise, ID
PANEL 1: The Context of Sexual Harassment: Variations in Experiences
Papers: Hisako Matsuo, "Sexual Harassment Lawsuits Against Japanese
Corporations in the United States: Gender Ideology or Different Managerial
Terri Nelson , "Power Failure: The Military's Response to Sexual
Kimberly Cummings and Madeline Armenta, "Perceptions of Sexual Harassment: An
Kathrin Zippel, "Sexual Harassment Research in Germany: considerations about
Euchria Nwagbara and Anselm Okwara, "Sexual Violence Against Women
in Nigeria: An Examination of Abusers and Consequences for Women"
SYMPOSIUM 1: Coping with Sexual Harassment: Theoretical and Empirical
Developments (Chair and organizer: Vicki Magley).
Panelists: S. Arzu Wasti, Lilia Cortina, Suzanne Swan, Louise
Fitzgerald, Craig Waldo, Angela Bruch
Discussant: James E. Gruber
PANEL 2: Men Who Harass: Personal and Situational Factors
Janice Kelly and Denise Driscoll, "Identifying Men Likely to Sexually
Harass: Nonverbal Correlates and Consequences for Interaction"
John Pryor, "A Social Framework Analysis of Male-to-Male Sexual
Fiona Hart, "Male Sexual Harassment on University Campuses: A
Consideration of Theoretical, Policy, and Practice Issues"
Gail Stern, TBA
WORKSHOP 4: Workplace Fraternization: Off-Hours Freedom and Protection
from Sexual Harassment
Facilitators: Michael D. Whitty and Dale Ross, University of
DISCUSSION 1: Protecting the Organization When Consensual Relationships
Turn Sour: One Company's Policy.
Discussants: Cliff Cheng, University of Southern California
Allison Despard, Littler Mendelson, PC
SUNDAY, AUGUST 8
SYMPOSIUM 2: The Need for an Integrated Approach to Sexual Harassment:
The Aftermath of the Inquest Into the Death of Theresa Vince (Chair: Sandy
Welsh) The case involved a woman who was murdered by her boss at a
Sears store in Chatham, Ontario after two years of sexual harassment.
Panelists include family members, community and provincial sexual
harassment and sexual assault activists, attorneys (human rights,
employment law), and expert witnesses.
PANEL 3: Effectiveness of Sexual Harassment Training and Policy
(Organizer: Patti Giuffre)
Papers: Leslie Dare, "Sexual Harassment at the University of North
Carolina: Policies,Programs, and Practices"
Vicki Magley, "Evaluating the Effectiveness of sexual Harassment
Jan Salisbury, "Policies and Training: Best Organizational
Susan Fineran and Reginald W. Edmonds, "Sexual Harassment: A
Preliminary Study of a High School Prevention Program"
Billie W. Dziech, "Unraveling the Myth of Consent: The Opportunity
Americans Missed In 1998.
PANEL 4: Case Studies of Sexual Harassment (Organizer: Patti Giuffre)
Stewart Epstein, "Sexual Harassment in Internet Chatrooms"
Brooke Kelly, "Sexual Harassment within Traditionally
Male-Dominated Fields: A Case Study"
Kristen Dellinger, "Sexual Harassment in Context: Contemplating
the Case Study Approach".
Cheryl Malgay Heath, "Sexual Harassment Through an Autobiographical Lens".
Barbara Caparulo and Donna LeBlanc, "The Leader's Role in Creating a
Culture of Harassment: A Case Study in a Mental Health Center".
4:45-6:00 Meeting of the ICASH 2000 Planning Committee
EVERYONE PLANNING TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE IS URGED TO PRE-REGISTER.
CONFERENCE PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PRE-REGISTER. PRE-REGISTRATION
ENDS JULY 10,1999.
Before July 10 After July 10
Regular: $40 $50
Graduate Students or Low-Income: $20 $30
SSSP Conference registrants No Charge*
(* with SSSP Conference Badge)
Conference program: $ 5 $ 5
(Includes conference schedule and abstracts,and contact information)
PREREGISTRATION. Preregistration ends July 10, 1999.
On-site registration will be available beginning at 7:30 AM on both conference
For registration form and more information, contact:
Susan Fineran, Professor
International Coalition Against Sexual Harassment
School of Social Work
Boston University, 264
Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215
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