Salons at Lunch


Who Do You Believe?

The Consequences of Doubting the Stories of Women, Children, and People of Color

July 25, 2018

“All we needed was one adult to have the integrity to stand between us and Larry Nassar. If just one adult had listened, believed and acted, the people standing before you on this stage would have never have met him.” – Aly Raisman, Olympic gymnast


It’s no secret that society privileges some voices – the voices of adult white men – over others. The experiences of these privileged voices are accepted as real, almost without question. But the experiences of others – women, children, people of color – are doubted and scrutinized, with significant consequences.


Join us to discuss why society believes some people so readily and the short- and long-term effects for people whose experiences are doubted,
and whose voices are marginalized.


Suggested reading:


Larry Nassar Survivors Receive Arthur Ashe Courage Award At ESPYs


Is Time Finally Up for R. Kelly?


Why “Believe Women” Means Believing Women Without Exception


Doctors Don’t Always Believe You When You’re a Black Woman


Launched in 2015, Salons at Lunch are facilitated conversations
on social justice issues in the news.


Salons at Lunch meet Wednesdays at noon in July and August
in the air conditioned Visitor Center.
Bring your thoughts and bring your lunch.

Location Harriet Beecher Stowe Center
Doors Open 11:30 AM
Program Noon - 1 PM