Making #MeToo Count

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Harvard's #MeToo Moment

In 2018, over a dozen women came forward and spoke to The Chronicle of Higher Education about their experiences of sexual harassment by Jorge I. Domínguez — then a professor in Harvard’s Government department.

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After Domínguez

The Domínguez case sparked a national conversation on how academic institutions have responded — or failed to respond — to sexual harassment within their ranks.

Just two months after the Chronicle began its reporting on the Domínguez case, Harvard's graduate students voted to form a union. Stronger protections against harassment and discrimination have become one of their central demands.

After more than a year of pressure from students, staff, faculty, and alumni, Harvard finally agreed to hold an External Review into the institutional failures surrounding the Domínguez case. But survivors say they have been sent a "message of disinterest" by the External Review Committee.

Meanwhile, Harvard's student workers have ended their record-breaking 29 day strike without a contract, and continue to fight for a neutral third-party arbitration process for sexual harassment claims.

Panel 1: Speaking Out

We are honored to be joined by four of the women who spoke out about the Domínguez case, to talk about why they are still in this fight.

Terry Karl

Charna Sherman

Nienke Grossman

Suzanna Challen

Panel 2: Strategies for Creating Change

How can we turn the #MeToo movement into lasting institutional change?

Debra Katz

America's top #MeToo lawyer, recently representing Dr. Christine Blasey-Ford. Founding partner of Katz, Marshall & Banks.

Sejal Singh

Harvard Law student, co-founder of the People's Parity Project, organizer for the Harvard Graduate Student Union (HGSU-UAW)



RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800-656-HOPE, y

Know Your IX

Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led project of Advocates for Youth that aims to empower students to end sexual and dating violence in their schools.


BARCC (Boston Area Rape Crisis Center) provides free, confidential support and services to survivors of sexual violence ages 12 and up and their families and friends. BARCC provides a confidential phone hotline (800-841-8371) and web chat service.


The Office of Sexual Assault Prevention & Response at Harvard offers trauma-informed care, training, and community engagement. OSAPR also operates a 24/7 confidential hotline (617-495-9100) for those experiencing emotional distress or in need of medical/legal information.

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