WSOU's "Thank God For Monday" radio show is offering a series of programs on sexual harassment prevention in February. Hosted by Brother Greg Cellini, the series kicks off on Saturday, February 3 and culminates on Saturday, February 17 with an hour-long special that will examine how to best address sexual harassment on college campuses.
"As a program dedicated to helping people improve their work environment and careers, 'Thank God for Monday' has dealt with sexual harassment since the show's beginning," said Brother Greg Cellini. "As the #MeToo movement has shown, there is still much work to be done to create workplaces that are free from harassment and sexual violence. These three shows in February will focus on steps we can all take make permanent change."
"Thank God For Monday" airs Saturday mornings 8:30 – 9 a.m. on 89.5 FM WSOU and can be streamed live from wsou.net and on the iHeartRadio app. The program is also available as a podcast through iTunes. Brother Greg's guests for this special series are:
- Kathleen Neville, Feb. 3 – Kathleen Neville is a widely known authority on sexual harassment and conduct standards in the workplace, schools, and sports. She will speak with Brother Greg about what both employers and employees can do to change cultures within organizations. For the past eight years, Neville has served as a senior advisor and consultant to the National Football League's head of football operations on major social issues including sexual assault, domestic violence, and gender equality. In 2010, she was responsible for creating the NFL's first dedicated workplace policy guidelines on sexual harassment and workplace conduct standards for all active NFL players, coaches, clubs, and employees. Neville is the author of "Corporate Attractions: The New Sexual and Social Rules for Men and Women on the Job," "Internal Affairs," and the forthcoming "Rude Awakening: The Sexual and Social Misconduct Epidemic That Has Changed American Culture Forever."
- John Shahdanian, Feb. 10 – John L. Shahdanian, II, is a Seton Hall University Law School alumnus specializing in employment and labor law and is recognized as an expert on a variety of employment law topics, including sexual harassment and racial discrimination. In his conversation with Brother Greg, Shahdanian will explore the best practices for anti-sexual harassment training as well as how to draft effective company policies and procedures for reducing sexual harassment and gender discrimination. In addition to being a practicing attorney, Shahdanian is a Trustee of the New Jersey State Bar Association.
- Lori Brown and Karen Van Norman, Feb. 17 – In this hour-long special broadcast (8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.), Brother Greg will be talking with two Seton Hall University administrators: Lori Brown, Director of EEO Compliance & Title IX Coordinator, and Karen Van Norman, Dean of Students. Brown and Van Norman will address the unique sexual harassment landscape colleges and universities face. In communities comprised of students, faculty, coaches, graduate assistants, employees, and others, there are many challenges schools face to create safe environments for all campus consistencies. This discussion, which will also include WSOU news director Jocelyn Ragalo and Setonian editor-in-chief Ashley Turner, will look at examples of how Seton Hall and other colleges and universities are successfully addressing sexual harassment.
"Listeners and HR professionals have been telling me that the #MeToo movement and other voices of the past year and a half have rapidly change the office conversation," Brother Greg noted. "People are hungry for information and actions they can take to ensure silence and looking the other way is never again acceptable when it comes to sexual harassment. This series of programs will give listeners tools they can use."
About "Thank God for Monday"
Since 2006, Brother Greg Cellini has hosted "Thank God For Monday" on WSOU. Each week, the program explores topics that help listeners find more satisfaction and meaning in their work lives. Guests range from authors to company presidents; career coaches to entrepreneurs; artists to teachers; and many other professionals. More information about the show can be found online at www.thankgodformonday.com. The program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. on WSOU 89.5 FM, wsou.net and on the iHeartRadio app, as is available as a podcast. Brother Gregory Cellini is a Franciscan Brother of Brooklyn and a graduate of Seton Hall University.
Housed in the College of Communication and the Arts, WSOU, which began broadcasting in 1948, is the student-run radio station of Seton Hall University. Celebrated for its loud rock format and coverage of Seton Hall athletics, WSOU's signal reaches all five boroughs of New York City and much of northern and central New Jersey and is available on iHeartRadio. WSOU was the 2016 winner of the National Broadcasters Association's Marconi Award for Noncommercial Station of the Year. More information about the station can be found online at www.wsou.net and www.facebook.com/WSOUFM.
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