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Coming up on Connections: Thursday, January 25

Jan 25, 2018

First hour: Conversations about consent and communication during sexual interaction

Second hour: Discussing cultural insensitivity in advertising

Actor and comedian Aziz Ansari is dealing with allegations of sexual misconduct. Those allegations have set off a debate about consent and communication during sexual interaction. Many women have said that the Ansari story offers an instructive parallel to their own experiences with men. Our panel will debate the lessons. Our guests:

  • Nicole Trabold, Ph.D., LMSW, National Research Service Award Fellow at the University of Rochester School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry
  • Allison O’Malley, chief executive officer of RESOLVE
  • Jenna Weintraub, sexuality educator
  • Lauren Berger, education and outreach specialist at RESTORE

Dove has faced backlash in recent months over what some critics say is cultural insensitivity in its ads. It's not the only brand that has faced this kind of criticism. Our panel discusses why corporate America so often misses the mark, and how that might change. Our guests: 

  • Juanita Washington, editor-in-chief of BreakThru Magazine
  • Andrea Holland, public speaking and communications coach
  • Anne Esse, creative director and change strategist
  • Marie-Adélina de la Ferrière, creative arts advocate