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Building a Better Fieldwork Future: Preventing & Managing Sexual Harassment & Assault in the Field

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Fieldwork is an important and often necessary component of many disciplines, yet research suggests that it presents a high-risk setting for incidents of sexual harassment and assault. This 90-minute online workshop, led by Field Safety Professional, Heather Spaulding, has been developed by a team of field researchers at UC Santa Cruz.

It identifies the unique risks posed by fieldwork, and offers a suite of evidence-based tools for field researchers, instructors, and students to prevent, intervene in, and respond to sexual harassment and assault. Through a series of practical intervention scenarios, this workshop guides participants in how to be an active and engaged bystander, how to report incidents, and how to plan field settings to minimize risk. Armed with these tools, participants can play a role in ensuring that field settings are safer, more equitable, and more welcoming for the next generation of field scientists.

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Workshop Facilitator:
Heather Spaulding, Field Safety Professional, UC Davis Environmental Health &Safety

Sponsored by UC Davis Field Research Safety and GradPathways Institute for Professional Development (Graduate Studies).