October 9, 2018

CONTACT: Karen Teber / km463@georgetown.edu

#MeToo—Exploring the Path From Outrage to Systemic Change

WASHINGTON (Oct. 8, 2018) – One year ago this month, the #MeToo hashtag gained new life following the publication of The New York Times’ investigation about the now-disgraced Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. It didn’t take long for this popular phrase to become a movement.

With a focus on the powerful from Hollywood to senior government officials to the recent confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the #MeToo movement has shone the light on deep societal problems of sexual assault and gender discrimination, creating a new social movement encouraging victims to speak up and perpetrators to be held accountable.

But how do we move from outrage to systemic change?

That is the topic of a panel discussion Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Georgetown Law.


#MeToo—What is the Path From Outrage to Systemic Change?

This panel brings together experts working in women’s rights to discuss the health, legal, and policy implications of the #MeToo movement, and how the country can move toward creating long lasting systemic change to ensure gender equality and women’s rights. The discussion is part of the weekly “colloquium” for students, faculty and the public, hosted by the O’Neill Institute.


Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:20 – 3:20 p.m. ET


Georgetown University Law Center
Eric E. Hotung International Law Building, Faculty Dining Room 2001
550 First Street
NW Washington, DC


  • Leslie Crutchfield, Executive Director, Global Social Enterprise Initiative, Georgetown University McDonough School of Business (moderator)
  • Miquel Davies, Georgetown Women’s Law & Public Policy Fellow, National Women’s Law Center
  • Deborah Epstein, Professor of Law; Director, Domestic Violence Clinic, Georgetown Law
  • Susan Deller Ross, Professor of Law; Director, International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, Georgetown Law


The hashtag for this event is #oneillcolloquium and #MeToo.

MEDIA: To attend, please RSVP by 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 9 with Karen Teber: km463@georgetown.edu

O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Colloquium

The purpose of the Colloquium is to engage leading experts, Georgetown Law students and faculty, and interested members of the public in an enriching dialogue surrounding current and pressing issues in global health law, policy and governance. Colloquia intentionally blur the lines between students, faculty and policymakers, as a wide variety of perspectives enhances the learning experience of all participants. The inclusion of multiple academic disciplines also promises to deepen the quality of the learning experience. The O’Neill Institute Colloquium is open to all students, faculty, staff, and interested members of the public.

The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center is the premier center for health law, scholarship, and policy. Its mission is to contribute to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve the public’s health, using objective evidence as a measure. The O’Neill Institute seeks to advance scholarship, science, research, and teaching that will encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.