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Clayman Conversations-Silenced: How America's Love Affair with the NDA Protects Workplace Predators

October 27, 2021 - 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Zoom Webinar

Non-disclosure agreements are a powerful tool to silence survivors of sexual harassment and to uphold racist and sexist hierarchies in many workplaces. The rise of #MeToo revealed the central role NDAs have had in maintaining codes of silence. Straying from the original function to protect trade secrets, NDAs are now often used to shield powerful men from accountability. In this Clayman Conversations event, speakers will discuss the gender and racial dimensions of NDAs. How are NDAs used across sectors and organizations? How are activists mobilizing for state and federal legislation to address the perniciousness of NDAs? What are the opportunities and challenges in eliminating the systematic harms caused by NDAs?

Speakers:Gretchen Carlson is a journalist, podcaster, author, and empowerment advocate. She co-founded the non-profit Lift Our Voices to eradicate forced arbitration and NDAs.Julie Roginsky is the Co-founder of Lift Our Voices. She has fought relentlessly against non-disclosure agreements and other tools that organizations use to silence women from publicly disclosing their experiences with toxic work environments.Ifeoma Ozoma is the founder and principal of Earthseed. She co-sponsored the Silenced No More Act, legislation authored by CA State Senator Connie Leyva, which allows every individual in California to share information about discrimination or harassment they have faced on the job, even after signing an NDA.

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP to the webinar here.

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Clayman Institute for Gender Research
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