Author, activist, and former film producer Winnie M Li AB ’00 joins us from London for this exclusive Harvardwood Salon where we’ll discuss the ongoing #MeToo phenomenon in Hollywood. How far-reaching is this watershed moment and what are the implications for gender equality, employment practices, and storytelling within the creative industries? How did predatory behavior become so common in professional power structures, and what can be done in the future to ensure safer, less exploitative workplaces where all voices and talents can thrive? Winnie’s piece for The Guardian is a good starting point—read it here.
Attendees will cover their own food & drink at dinner
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Winnie M. Li AB '00
Novelist (DARK CHAPTER) & Producer
Winnie’s debut novel Dark Chapter was recently published to great acclaim, and is inspired by her own 2008 rape (but told equally from perspectives of victim and perpetrator). In the UK, it won The Guardian’s Not The Booker Prize by public vote, and will be translated into eight languages Prior to her assault, Winnie worked in the film industry as a producer in London and worked on six feature films and an Oscar-nominated short. She later moved into film festival programming and theme park design, before deciding to write her novel. She is also pursuing a PhD at the London School of Economics, on the impact of social media on public discourses about rape.
Purchase a copy of DARK CHAPTER here and bring it with you for Winnie to sign!
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