Brooklyn Park hosts Me Too Forum
A nonprofit called Think Again Brooklyns along with the city of Brooklyn Park and the League of Women Voters hosted a forum to talk about how the #MeToo Movement is impacting public policy.
Me Too Movement
The “Me Too” movement has brought attention to the prevalence of sexual harassment in the workplace. On Tuesday night community members in the Northwest suburbs discussed how the movement is changing public policy on a grassroots level. The nonprofit Think Again Brooklyns organized the event.
People talked about getting tougher laws on the books regarding sexual harassment. They discussed the importance of cities having a code of conduct. Linda Freemon, with Think Again Brooklyns, believes in a zero tolerance policy.
“If somebody complains and they’ve documented that things have been happening repeatedly and nobody’s doing anything about it, that person needs to be let go from the company,” Freemon said.
The forum took place at Brooklyn Park City Hall and drew a good crowd. People heard multiple speakers address sexual harassment from a local perspective. Rep. Melissa Hortman (DFL-Brooklyn Park) shared her experiences. Two Brooklyn Park police officers explained the procedures surrounding sexual abuse cases. They also shared what resources are available to victims.
“I feel like one of the bottom-line issues is manipulation, power and control,” said Florkime Paye who is also with Think Again Brooklyns.
About Think Again Brooklyns
The forum was hosted by a nonprofit group called Think Again Brooklyns. The goal of Think Again Brooklyns is to encourage conversation between local government and citizens.
The city of Brooklyn Park and the League of women Voters teamed up to host the event with Think Again Brooklyns.