The Change We Must Make: a panel on fatherhood, sexual violence, and moving beyond “the protector”

Jane Doe Films and Fathering Together present a discussion on the film “On the Record.”

Panelists will be deconstructing the cultural messages that dads must protect their daughters while letting boys be boys. This leads to men are not being held accountable for their sexual violent acts toward women, minimalizing microaggressions toward women in our songs, office language, and more. The panel, moderated by Emiliano Diaz De Leon, includes Drew Dixon, Dedan Bruner, and Quentin “Q” Walcott.

Directed and produced by Oscar nominees Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering, and first reported by The New York Times, On the Record presents the haunting story of former A&R executive Drew Dixon, whose career and personal life were upended by the alleged abuse she faced from her high-profile male bosses.

The documentary follows Dixon as she grapples with her decision to become one of the first women of color, in the wake of #MeToo, to come forward to publicly accuse hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons of sexual misconduct. The film chronicles Dixon’s story, as well as those of fellow Simmons accusers Sil Lai Abrams and Sheri Sher, delving into the ways black women’s voices are too often silenced and ignored when reporting these allegations.

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