January 2021 Sexual Harassment in Education Conference

2021 Sexual Harassment in Education Conference Infographic

UC Berkeley School of Law (via Zoom)
January 29 – January 30, 2021

Conference Agenda


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Lawyers, scholars, and activists will gather at this virtual conference to examine the law and policy issues governing harassment of students, staff, and faculty at schools, colleges and universities in the U.S. and globally, through a series of plenary sessions, workshops, and keynote addresses, with opportunities to meet and network with others in the field. Plenary topics include new developments in Title IX law and policy, harassment prevention education, and the development of toolkits to address the problem of sexual harassment in education.

Speakers on Title IX will include lawyers, policy makers, Title IX officers, and student organizers from institutions across the United States.

Speakers on global responses to harassment will include lawyers, policy makers, and activists from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, India, Kenya, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.

Conference Details

When & Where

Friday, January 29 and Saturday, January 30, 2021

Virtual UC Berkeley School of Law

Who should attend

Attorneys, Title IX officers, activists, and others who work on the issue of sexual harassment at schools, colleges, and universities.

For attorneys, this course will be approved for up to 12 hours of California MCLE credit, which will include 1 hour of elimination of bias credit.

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Regular Program Rate:

Either Day $150, Both Days $250


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Discount Rate:

Either Day $100, Both Days $175

  • Berkeley graduates
  • Members and supporters of our partner bar associations
  • Employees of government or non-profit organizations
  • Persons who are unemployed  


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Group rate for groups of ten or more people:

  • Both days $150


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The fees cover access to materials which will be distributed in an electronic format.

All fees are quoted in US dollars.


For further information and inquiries on group rates, contact David Oppenheimer (doppenheimer@law.berkeley.edu)

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Professor Catharine MacKinnon, who pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment, gave the keynote address at the 2019 #MeToo conference.

Speaker List (in formation)

Portrait of Brenda Adams

Brenda Star Adams

United States

Senior Counsel, Education Equity & Litigation, Equal Rights Advocates

Professor Catharine MacKinnon, who pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment, gave the keynote address at the 2019 #MeToo conference.

Cameron Amianda

United States


Portrait of Susan Ansberry

Susan Ansberry

United States

Partner, Folger Levin LLP

Portrait of Natasha Baker

Natasha Baker

United States

Founder, Novus Law Firm, California

Portrait of Karen Bell

Karen Bell

United States

Partner, Bell and Kelly LLP; CEO and Co-Founder, Upfront Resolution

Portrait of Rebecca Berry

Rebecca Berry

United States

Hotline & Direct Services Staff Attorney at Root and Rebound

Portrait of Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski

Sarah Gonzalez Bocinski

United States

Program Manager, Economic Justice and Workforce Initiatives

Portrait of Marie Mercat-Bruns

Marie Mercat-Bruns


Affiliated Professor, Sciences Po Law School; Associate Law Professor, The Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (CNAM)

Portrait of Karen Busby

Karen Busby


Professor of Law, University of Manitoba

Portrait of Jessica Grace Cabrera

Jessica Grace Cabrera

United States

COO of Cabrera-Williams Consulting; PhD Candidate; Sociologist; Civil Rights Strategist; Title IX Expert, UC Irvine

Portrait of Margaret Cai

Margaret Cai


Immediate Past President, Australian Law Students’ Association; Law Graduate, University of Technology, Sydney

Portrait of Anna Maria Camardo

Anna Maria Camardo

United States

Student Activist and Research Staffer, Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law

Portrait of Nancy Chi Cantalupo

Nancy Chi Cantalupo

United States

Associate Professor of Law, California Western School of Law, San Diego

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Hailyn J. Chen

United States

Co-Managing Partner and Litigation Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP


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Debbie Collier

South Africa

Associate Professor, University of Cape Town

Portrait of Kelly Crabtree

Kelly Crabtree

United States

Pre-law Undergraduate double majoring in Political Science & Legal Studies, University of California, Berkeley

Portrait of Elena Acevedo Dalcourt

Elena Acevedo Dalcourt

United States

Ethics & Investigations, Intuit; Former Title IX Officer, UC San Diego

Portrait of Hilda Stewart Daldi

Hilda Stuart Daudi


Director & Founder of Prosperous Health Life Initiative (PHLI); Advocate of the High Court of Tanzania; Human Rights Activist

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Deb Eerkes


Director of Student Conduct & Accountability; Founding Member, Restorative Justice Training Team, University of Alberta

Portrait of Vera Eidelman

Vera Eidelman

United States

Staff Attorney – Speech, Privacy, and Technology Project, ACLU

Portrait of Noreen Farrell

Noreen Farrell

United States

Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates

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Christina Gonzales

United States

Vice President for Student Affairs, Cal Poly Pomona

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Jerlena Denise Griffin-Desta

United States

Chief of Staff to the President/ AVP Strategic Initiatives & Diversity, Sonoma State University

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Lauren Groth

United States

Strategic Litigator, Hutchinson, Black, and Cook LLC

Portrait of Bryan Heckenlively

Bryan H. Heckenlively

United States

Partner, Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP

Portrait of Marie Trimble Holvick

Marie Trimble Holvick

United States

Partner, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Portrait of Clarissa Humphreys

Clarissa J. Humphreys

United Kingdom

Sexual Misconduct Prevention & Response Manager, Durham University

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Maha Ibrahim

United States

Staff Attorney, Equal Rights Advocates

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Vlasta Jalušič


Founder, The Peace Institute – Institute for Contemporary Social and Political Studies

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Ruth Jones

United States

University Counsel – Civil Rights, California State University Office of the General Counsel

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Naina Kapur


Advocate, Preventive Law & Equality Compliance

Professor Catharine MacKinnon, who pioneered the legal claim for sexual harassment, gave the keynote address at the 2019 #MeToo conference.

William Kidder

United States

Special Assistant, Chancellor’s Office at University of California, Santa Cruz

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Caroline Kioko


Programme Coordinator, Heinrich Böll Stiftung East & Horn of Africa

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Therese Leone

United States

Deputy Campus Counsel, UC Berkeley

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Terri Abad Levenfeld

United States

Partner, Levenfeld Winter LLP

Portrait of Severyna Magill

Severyna Magill

United Kingdom & India

Lecturer in Law & Human Rights, Course Leader MA/LLM Applied Human Rights, Sheffield Hallam University

Portrait of Jill Makarati

Jill Makarati


Consultant, Gender and Human Rights

Portrait of Annika Martin

Annika Martin

United States

Partner, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Portrait of Shivangi Misra

Shivangi Misra


Manager (Policy) at Canadian Feminist Alliance For International Action

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Irma Rodriguez Moisa

United States

Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

Portrait of Ann Noel

Ann Noel

United States

General Counsel, California Fair Employment and Housing Commission (Ret.); Co-Director, Berkeley Center’s Sexual Harassment/Violence Working Group

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Karen O’Connell


Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney

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Denise Oldham

United States

Director, Title IX Officer, UC Berkeley (Retired)

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Amy Oppenheimer

United States

Managing Partner, The Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer

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David Oppenheimer

United States

Clinical Professor of Law Faculty Co-Director, Pro Bono Program Director, Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law

Portrait of Shiwali Patel

Shiwali Patel

United States

Director of Justice for Student Survivors & Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center

Portrait of Stephanie Penrod

Stephanie Penrod

United States

Managing Attorney, Family Violence Law Center (FVLC)

Portrait of Pamela Price

Pamela Y. Price

United States

California Civil Rights Attorney; Member, Price for AD18 Democratic Party Central Committee

Portrait of Maya Raghu

Maya Raghu

United States

Director of Workplace Equality and Senior Counsel, National Women’s Law Center

Portrait of Sarah Church Reese

Sara Church Reese

United States

Principal at SCR Investigations Inc.

Portrait of Christina Ro-Conolly

Christina Ro-Conolly

United States

Partner, The Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer

Portrait of Keith Rohman

Keith Rohman

United States

President, Public Interest Investigations Inc.

Portrait of Annie Rosenthal

Annie Rosenthal

United States

Prevention Program Manager and CARE Advocate, UC Hastings College of the Law

Portrait of Robin Runge

Robin Runge

United States

Professorial Lecturer in Law, George Washington University; Staff Attorney, Solidarity Center

Portrait of Nyoki Sacramento

Nyoki Sacramento

United States

Assistant Vice Chancellor, Title IX Officer, EEO Officer & ADA Coordinator Office for the Prevention of Harassment & Discrimination

Portrait of Furah Saungweme

Furaha Joy Sekai Saungweme


Founder and Regional Coordinator, Africa End Sexual Harassment Initiative (AESHI)

Portrait of Purna Sen

Purna Sen

United Kingdom

Visiting Professor of Public Policy, Metropolitan University of London

Portrait of Jody Shipper

Jody Shipper

United States

Managing Director, Grand River Solutions; Founding Board Member, Project IX, Inc.

Portrait of Isabel Jaramillo Sierra

Isabel Cristina Jaramillo Sierra


Professor, Universidad de Los Andes

Portrait of David Surratt

David Surratt

United States

Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, University of Oklahoma

Portrait of Suzanne Taylor

Suzanne Taylor

United States

Systemwide Title IX Director, University of California; Former Civil Rights Attorney, Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education

Portrait of Vida Thomas

Vida L. Thomas

United States

Partner, The Law Offices of Amy Oppenheimer

Portrait of Elizabeth Tippett

Elizabeth C. Tippett

United States

Associate Professor, University of Oregon School of Law

Portrait of Beverly Tucker

Beverly Tucker

United States

Former Board Chair, The ACLU of Northern California

Portrait of Karen Vandekerckhove

Karen Vandekerckhove


Head of Gender Equality Unit, European Commission

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Jayme L. Walker

United States

Partner, Gwilliam, Ivary, Chiosso, Cavalli & Brewer

Portrait of Mercy Wambua

Mercy Wambua


Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Law Society of Kenya

Portrait of Stephanie White

Stephanie White

United States

Partner, Lozano Smith

Portrait of Jamillah Bowman Williams

Jamillah Bowman Williams

United States

Associate Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

Portrait of Keasara (Kiki) Williams

Keasara (Kiki) Williams

United States

Executive Director of Student Experience and Equity Compliance, Title IX Coordinator, San Francisco Unified School District

Portrait of Eve Worley

Eve Worley

United States

Student Activist & Senior, Berkeley High School

A Special Thanks to our Sponsors:



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A Special Thanks to our Partner Organizations:


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Members and supporters of partner organizations are entitled to a discount on the cost of attendance.