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All‐Forward: Sexual Harassment in the Whitewater Rafting Industry
Thursday, May 26, 2022, 3:30 AM - 4:50 PM EDT
Category: Events

All‐Forward: Sexual Harassment in the Whitewater Rafting Industry

May 26, 2022  |  3:30 - 4:50 p.m. ET

This week, in place of our River Management Roundtable, we encourage you to attend a presentation at the National Wilderness Skills Institute with Dr. Maria Blevins, Associate Professor, Department of Communications, Utah Valley University.

Session Description: The whitewater rafting industry offers many unique aspects in the job, including blurred lines between work and personal time, a hierarchy of seniority, the prevalence of alcohol, customer service orientation, isolated environments, and young workforces. The Equal Opportunity Employment Commission outlines that these traits can foster work environments where sexual harassment is prevalent. This session will outline a multi-year qualitative research project looking at the working environment in the whitewater rafting industry and how it might become more inclusive.