The proliferation of cyber harassment spreads from the web to the most intimate corners of women’s lives. As the internet becomes the next frontier of civil rights, three women who are targets of harassment confront digital abuse and strive for equality and justice online.
Panel to follow the screening.
Moderated by Jamia Wilson including filmmaker Cynthia Lowen, Carrie Goldberg, and Rebecca Wright, Barnard College Computer Science Chair.
Cynthia Lowen is an Emmy-nominated filmmaker and award-winning writer. She is the producer and writer of Bully, a 2012 feature documentary following five kids and families through “a year in the life” of America’s bullying crisis. Lauded by reviewers, Bully was awarded the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for excellence in journalism and was nominated for two Emmys. Drawing on Bully’s success, the filmmakers created The BULLY Project, a social action campaign and partnership with organizations, brands and corporate sponsors, sharing a commitment to ending bullying. Lowen is also an award-winning poet and winner of the 2012 National Poetry Series for her collection “The Cloud That Contained the Lightning.” She attended Colorado College and received her MFA in creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Netizens is her directorial debut.
Carrie Goldberg is a victims’ rights lawyer born and raised in Aberdeen, Washington. Her law firm, C.A. Goldberg, PLLC, litigates nationally for targets of online harassment, stalking, and sexual assault. Before starting her law firm, Carrie provided social services to Nazi victims and went on to become a lawyer for the Vera Institute of Justice. Her major litigations include Herrick v. Grindr, NNAF v. John Doe, Hadley v. City of Anaheim,L.W. as parent/guardian of K.M. v. New York City Department of Education. Her work was featured in the documentary Netizens. Carrie attended Vassar College and Brooklyn Law School. She resides in Brooklyn, New York. Carrie’s book Nobody’s Victim: Fighting Stalkers, Psychos, Pervs and Trolls will be released in August 2019, published by Penguin.
Jamia Wilson is an activist, feminist leader, writer and speaker. As director of the Feminist Press at City University of New York and the former VP of programs at the Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a leading voice on women’s rights issues for more than a decade. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Rookie, Refinery 29 and the Washington Post. She is the author of Young, Gifted, and Black, co-author of Roadmap for Revolutionaries, and, most recently, Step Into Your Power: 23 Lessons on How to Live Your Best Life.
Dr. Rebecca Wright is the Druckenmiller Professor of Computer Science and Director of the Vagelos Computational Science Center at Barnard. Wright’s research is primarily in the area of information security, including privacy, applied cryptography, foundations of computer security, and fault-tolerant distributed computing. Wright serves as an editor of the International Journal of Information and Computer Security and of the Transactions on Data Privacy, and is a member of the board of the Computer Research Association’s Committee on the Status of Women in Computing Research (CRA-W). She received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Yale University, a B.A. from Columbia University, and an honorary M.E. from Stevens Institute of Technology. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and a Distinguished Member of the ACM