Journalist to discuss sexual assault of vulnerable women

Bernice Yeung with panel

Bernice Yeung, a journalist at the Center for Investigative Reporting, will give a talk about sexual assault against women in vulnerable workplace situations at a campus appearance Monday, Sept. 24.

The talk, titled “The Invisible #MeToos: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers,” will take place at 2 p.m. in the Lewis Lounge at the Knight Law Center and is free and open to the public. 

Yeung was part of the national Emmy-nominated “Rape in the Fields” reporting team, which investigated the sexual assault of immigrant farmworkers for Reveal, the website of the Center for Investigative Reporting. The project won an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award and was a finalist for the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting.

Yeung also was the lead reporter for the national Emmy-nominated “Rape on the Night Shift” team, which examined sexual violence against female janitors. That work won an Investigative Reporters and Editors award, the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi award for investigative journalism and the Third Coast/Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.

Those projects led to ​​her first book, “In a Day’s Work: The Fight to End Sexual Violence Against America’s Most Vulnerable Workers,” published this year.

One of a series in the Race, Ethnicities, and Inequalities Colloquium, the talk is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Women in Society, Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs, School of Journalism and Communication, and the UO School of Law.