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Sexual Objectification: From Broadway to the Boardroom, The Bar to the Bedroom
Friday, May 18, 2018, 07:00pm - 09:00pm
Contact wtcinnyc@mac.com


Tomi-Ann Roberts, PhD “Objects in the Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear”: A look back at the psychological effects of objectification over twenty years.

CNN reporter Athena Jones and novelist Christina Baker Kline in conversation: looking ahead to radical social change prompted by women's voices in the #MeToo/ #TimesUp movement.

Tomi-Ann Roberts is professor of psychology at Colorado College. She earned her BA from Smith College and her PhD from Stanford University. Partly inspired by her experience of being sexually harassed by Harvey Weinstein when she was a college student, her research focuses on the psychological consequences of the sexualization and objectification of girls and women. The first paper she co-authored on this topic, "Objectification Theory," is the most cited article in the 40-year history of the journal Psychology of Women Quarterly. She served on the American Psychological Association's Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls. She is currently the President of the Society for Menstrual Cycle Research. Her teaching, publishing, applied consulting work, and advocacy efforts are all in the service of promoting girls’ and women’s right to their own bodies, to their sexual and reproductive self-determination, and to their seen and heard contributions to the world as fully fledged human beings.

Christina Baker Kline is the author of the instant New York Times bestseller A Piece of the World (2017), about the relationship between the artist Andrew Wyeth and the subject of his best-known painting, "Christina’s World." Kline has written six other novels — Orphan Train, Orphan Train Girl, The Way Life Should Be, Bird in Hand, Desire Lines, and Sweet Water — and written or edited five works of nonfiction. Her 2013 novel Orphan Train spent more than two years on the NYT bestseller list, including five weeks at # 1, and was published in 40 countries. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, LitHub, and Psychology Today, and she wrote an article for Slate this year about her own #metoo experience with a former President.

Athena Jones serves as a CNN national correspondent based in New York. She was formerly a CNN White House correspondent, covering President Trump and his administration for all of the network's programs and platforms. She has reported on politics and on a wide range of general news stories for programs across the network from breaking news to national stories. She has covered debates over immigration reform, the Affordable Care Act, the war against ISIS and debt and budget issues, in addition to street protests against police brutality, Ebola, the disappearance of University of Virginia college student Hannah Graham, the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Supreme Court decisions, and more.


Location Mt. Sinai Medical Center, Hatch Auditorium. 1468 Madison Avenue (at 100th Street), New York, NY
Registration: General, $30 / Senior, $20 Students with Student ID, $15
WTCI Association Members, $22
Send-A-Sister Donation $25
All are welcome and underwritten tickets are available.

Seating is open. If the event is not sold out, seating will be available at the door.