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#MeToo Fieldwork Training
September 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE PRESENTS:
#MeToo FIELDWORK TRAINING
Presenter: Jerika L. Heinze, Founder of the Fieldwork Initiative
This –VIRTUAL– event is free for graduate and undergraduate students, as well as for faculty
Sexual harassment during research fieldwork has been a far reaching problem which has been silenced in academia for far too long. In response, Fieldwork Initiative Founder Jerika L. Heinze will deliver a first of it’s kind safety training which focuses on sexual harassment during research fieldwork- a must for any students who plan to collect data in the field. The training will impart potentially life saving information onto attendees and illuminate the importance of agency in the field. Students will hear real stories and be guided in the importance of prioritizing safety in problematic settings while doing their research. The webinar will cover a breadth of information on best practices during fieldwork and will also connect students with important resources and preparation guidelines.
**This event will be offered via Zoom only
Please register for this virtual event by clicking the link below. The PDI will email you a web link before the event.
Fieldwork Initiative (www.fieldworkinitiative.org) is a three-tiered program with prevention, intervention, and solidarity component. The Fieldwork Initiative provides emergency aid for vulnerable researchers facing threatening situations, and has created a networking community called “Women* in the Field” (currently 2,311 members strong worldwide). The Fieldwork Initiative provides a pre-fieldwork training (the FISST Training) to students and researchers to help them understand the realities they may face, learn strategies to avoid or mitigate situations which may prove to be traumatic, empower students to reach out for help, and connect them with necessary resources to do so. Most importantly, students learn that they should never have to endure uncomfortable or traumatic situations as a necessary evil for getting their fieldwork data. Their training pays special focus to the needs of women, POC and LGBTQI communities and the barriers they face while working in research.