February 16, 2018
Grand Challenge Class Meets #MeToo Movement Founder
By Shilo Rea
When Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, spoke in Pittsburgh earlier this month, Carnegie Mellon University students were among the nearly 1,000 in attendance, including professors and students from the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ Grand Challenge Seminar on “Shifting a Culture: Understanding Gender-Based Violence.”
The freshman seminars are designed to tackle complicated societal problems from multiple angles and perspectives. Lisa Tetrault, associate professor of history, Candace Skibba, associate teaching professor of Hispanic Studies, and Jess Klein, coordinator of gender programs and LGBTQ initiatives, are bringing their areas of expertise together to explore the many manifestations of gender-based violence, from stalking to human trafficking, and potential solutions.