Phd Trekkers

#SafeAtWork with GWIS



Sexual violence is an enduring problem in academia, and graduate student women are especially susceptible to this abuse. The Graduate Women In STEM (GWIS)at UMass have been fighting to change this atmosphere in academia, even before social media was taken up by the #metoo. They worked to put together a #SafeAtWork campaign as a call to arms encouraging graduate women to center their basic right which they deserve and which Title IX protects: the right to be safe at work. Join us as we chat with GWIS campaign managers on their work in putting together the #Makeitsafe Town Hall Meeting where they brought students and administration together to start a discussion on the ongoing epidemic of sexual violence in academia. Campaign Page: Quarterly Magazine: