#Metoo: What's Next in the Conversation about Sexual Assault

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Production executive Harvey Weinstein speaks on November 8, 2013 at the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Accusations of sexual assault and harassment against producer Harvey Weinstein by some of Hollywood's biggest names prompted thousands of women to post “#metoo” on social media, signaling that they too have been sexually assaulted, raped or harassed. The #metoo campaign has succeeded in highlighting how widespread the problem of sexual assault is, but what comes next? In this segment we'll explore what constitutes harassment and assault, how companies and individuals can mitigate it and what it will take to turn momentum and awareness into change. And we would like to hear from you -- if you posted #metoo, what kind of responses did you receive? What conversations did the post spur? Or if you didn't post, why did you decide not to?

Adama Iwu, government affairs director
Debra Katz, partner, Katz, Marshall & Banks LLP
Audra Williams, writer
Wagatwe Wanjuki, social media specialist, Daily Kos; co-founder, Survivors Eradicating Rape Culture