First Wednesday Series: Armies of Enablers
Wednesday, November 04, 2020 at 5:00 pm
Event Detail

Stories of powerful men who have abused positions of trust to commit sexual abuse against hundreds of survivors have dominated headlines in recent years. From dozens of gymnasts who testified against former USA Gymnastics physician Larry Nassar, to the thousands of women and men who shared their encounters with sexual misconduct when the #MeToo movement broke in 2017, the country continues to reckon with how —and why —these types of assaults happen.

In a new book, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Professor Amos Guiora focuses on another aspect of abuse: bystanders who fail to intervene to stop the behavior.

In Armies of Enablers: Survivor Stories of Complicity and Betrayal In Sexual Assaults, Guiora explores the role of bystanders complicit in abuse and their effect on victims by interviewing survivors of recent and well-known cases of sexual abuse in communities including higher education, elite athletics, sports organizations, religious institutions, law enforcement, the entertainment industry, and elected officials. He proposes legal, cultural, and social measures aimed at the enabler from the survivor’s perspective.

Guiora will discuss the book in a webinar hosted by Chicago-Kent College of Law that is free and open to the public on November 4, 2020 at 5:00pm (Central Time).

This event is presented by the Chicago-Kent College of Law Center for National Security and Human Rights Law and the Office of Continuing Legal Education.

Approved for 1 hour of Illinois MCLE credit.

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