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Drawing the Line: Sexual Harassment in Louisiana (2018)

Louisiana Public Square



Genre: Panel

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2018-02-28

Duration: 00:57:21

Subjects: Filmed panel discussions | Sexual harassment | Discrimination | Employment


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Merrick, Robyn Host
  • Gautreaux, Kevin Producer
  • Crisp, Elizabeth Interviewee
  • Chaney, Courtland Interviewee
  • Crochet, Vicki M. Interviewee
  • Blanchard, Joy Speaker
  • Payton, Dianna Speaker
  • Hunt, Brittany Speaker
  • Hines, Revathi Speaker
  • de Castro, Rafael Speaker
  • Menon, Revathi Speaker
  • Alexander, Bobby Speaker
  • Perry, Kristie Speaker
  • Gamard, Sarah Speaker
  • Matthews, Jazzika Speaker
  • Nieblas, Jessie Speaker
  • Lodree, Deja Speaker
  • Hewitt, Sharon Panelist
  • Lansing, Janice Panelist
  • Broome, Craig Panelist
  • Jones, Allison Panelist


This episode of the series “Louisiana Public Square” from February 28, 2018, features Robyn Merrick leading a discussion between the audience members and panelists on the impact of sexual harassment in Louisiana workplaces. A background report on the topic precedes the discussion. It includes interviews with: Elizabeth Crisp of the Advocate newspaper; Dr. Courtland Chaney of Human Resource Management Associates, Inc.; and Vicki M. Crochet, an attorney with Taylor Porter. The audience members then discuss the issue of sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. A panel of experts then joins the audience to answer their questions. The panelists are: State Senator Sharon Hewitt; Janice Lansing, the chairwoman of the Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Policy; Craig Broome of the Louisiana Society for Human Resource Management; and Allison Jones, an attorney with Downer, Jones, Marino, and Wilhite in Shreveport. They discuss: the connection between gender inequality and sexual harassment in the workplace; empowering people to report sexual harassment; the responsibilities of employers and employees; how to educate children and young adults about this issue; the objectification of women in the media; and possible legislation on this issue at the 2018 Regular Session of the Louisiana Legislature. Hosts: Beth Courtney and Robyn Merrick