Monica Lewinsky on Cyberbullying and the Culture of Humiliation presented by New Bedford Lyceum



MAY 15

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**This ticket level includes a meet and greet with Ms. Lewinsky. Student price not available.


Supported by Carney Family Charitable Foundation

A Conversation with Monica Lewinsky on Cyberbullying and the Culture of Humiliation / presented by New Bedford Lyceum

To further its mission on cultivating a culture of respectful debate, the New Bedford Lyceum presents Monica Lewinsky, who, at just 24 years old, become an unwilling public figure overnight. She was thrown into the spotlight in 1998 when a federal investigation revealed she had an intimate relationship with then-President Bill Clinton. Now a social activist in the battle against online harassment, she’ll offer her unique perspective on topics that include cyber bullying, the #MeToo Movement, resiliency, and equality.

Monica’s lens for these societal issues is focused by her myriad unique and profound experiences:  working in government — both in the White House and the Pentagon; the investigation that resulted from her time in Washington, D.C.; involvement in media projects as both producer and subject; as an entrepreneur and designer; and lastly, education. She graduated with a degree in Psychology from Lewis & Clark College (Portland, Oregon) and, living abroad for graduate school, earned a Masters degree in Social Psychology from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

In 2014, after a decade long self-imposed retreat from public life, Lewinsky authored an essay, titled “Shame and Survival,” for Vanity Fair in which she overlapped personal experiences and cultural observations regarding the shift towards, what Professor Nicholaus Mills calls, a “Culture of Humiliation.” (June, 2014).  The acclaimed piece, which received over two million unique views online and was nominated for a National Magazine Award, was an entry point for her to begin a process she describes as “taking back my narrative and giving a purpose to my past.”

Lewinsky is looking for ways to use her experiences to help transform the culture of shame, as well as to let people who suffer at the hands of humiliation know that they are less alone. She is an authentic voice for anyone who has been marginalized and who has struggled to be seen for his or her true self.

The New Bedford Lyceum is a centuries-old New England tradition of learning through intellectual debate. Partners: Bristol Community College, City of New Bedford, Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Leadership SouthCoast, The Marion Institute, New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce, New Bedford Historical Society, New Bedford Whaling Museum, SouthCoast Media Group, Unger LeBlance Strategic Communications, UMass Dartmouth, and the Zeiterion Theatre, Inc. For more about the Lyceum, click here.

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