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More than 450 people attended the first day of Rochester’s Interrupt Racism Summit on Tuesday. The two-day virtual summit sponsored by The Urban League of Rochester educates people on how to dismantle racism at their workplaces and in their communities.

In her keynote speech to participants, Urban League of Rochester CEO Seanelle Hawkins said many organizations will speak out against racism without addressing systemic problems in their own organization.

We continue our series of conversations about how workplaces are changing as a result of the #MeToo movement.

Attorney Melanie Wolk says the types of assignments men and women are given could change because of #MeToo. She joins us to talk about the potential impacts. 

Earlier this year, New York State updated its sexual harassment laws. Now, the state mandates that all employers must adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy and training that meets the law’s standards. It’s a move that’s particularly relevant in the era of #MeToo.

Research shows workplace trainings often fail. Why? Our guests discuss what the new law covers and the types of training that are most effective. In studio: