April 13, 2021

All About Power

Maria is joined by guest co-host Dr. Christina Greer, associate professor at Fordham University and co-host of the FAQ NYC and What’s In It For Us podcasts, to discuss the #MeToo Movement in light of the sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. They talk with Josefa Velásquez, senior reporter for The City, about covering the Cuomo administration and the recent scandals. They are also joined by Tanya Selvaratnam, author of her new memoir, "Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence" to talk about her decision to come forward about her past abusive relationship with former Attorney General of New York Eric Schneiderman.    This episode was produced by our New York Women's Foundation IGNITE! Fellow, Lisa Salinas.   If you or anyone you know is a survivor or has been a victim of sexual abuse, you can contact the National hotline operated by the RAINN at 800.656.HOPE. You can also search for a local center here.   ITT Staff Picks: - In a 2019 Vox interview Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo Movement, discusses "preparing the next generation of survivors to do the transformational work of healing." - This article for City & State New York details all of the sexual harassment allegations against New York Governor Cuomo. Joe Sexton, senior editor for ProPublica, writes about the Cuomo administration's nursing home scandal of undercounting the number of residents believed to have died from COVID-19.   

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