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ASMP Tackles Sexual Harassment In the Creative Industry - and (I'm On the Panel)

ASMP Oregon Takes A Stand Against Sexual Harassment In the Creative Industry

Lewis & Clark Law: This is the live recording of the ASMP panel talk I participated in with Gia Goodrich, several impactful lawyers, and Option Model Management's Kit Garrett. We open up a dialog and started to tackle the age we are in with sexual harassment, our responsibility as creative leaders, and best practices. Its the start of an ongoing series developed to open up dialog between different genders and those in decision making roles within the creative industry.

It starts a little slow, and please be warned this has some potentially triggering language.

Sexual harassment and the abuse of power is both a moral and civil rights violation in the work place, and it‘s often overlooked every day. Recent events and the #MeToo movement have opened up the conversation on social media and created awareness to a broader audience. Consequently, this heightened awareness could potentially generate impactful social change in regards to this important, highly charged issue.

As a result of many conversations within our own community, ASMP Oregon produced a panel discussion dealing with these issues. We are not just searching for answers. The veil has been lifted and the creative and visual arts arena is only one of the many industries where sexual harassment and violence is becoming more apparent to the general public. And as members of that community, we feel compelled to take action.

NOTE: If you are an events organizer at your creative agency, marketing agency or brand and you have an interest in hosting similar talks to focus on clearly stating best practices for your production crews, designers and marketing teams, I invite you to reach out to me to help.

l-r: Git Garrett, Gia Goodrich, Mitra Shahri, Jonathan Gates.


Thomas Maddrey

Attorney / Founder & ASMP General Council


Kit Garrett

Principal / Co-Owner

Meg Garvin

Executive Director and Clinical Professor of Law

Jonathan Gates

Communications and Events Coordinator

Gia Goodrich

Fashion Photographer & Studio Owner

Kasey Huber


Mitra Shahri

Founding Partner

Kristin Schotterbeck

Community Education and Communications Program Manager

Christine Taylor

Creative Director | Member of the American Institute of Graphic Arts

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