Roundtable Discussion: Women Reclaiming Space in Art & Culture

Recent headlines regarding sexual assault in the arts has brought the subject of sexual violence to the fore in media reporting, along with the continuing revelations of our leaders’ use of power for sexual subjugation.   Collective mobilization, such as #metoo, the Women’s March on Washington, and Canada’s Soul Pepper Four, display women’s power in organizing and directly combating sexual injustice. But, is this enough?  How do women claim, or reclaim space in art and culture, in order to formulate constructs outside of patriarchal superstructure?  And, whereof men, and their own responsibility in combating sexual violence?  This roundtable discussion will attempt to elucidate questions and provide answers to the challenge of women reclaiming space in art and culture.