June 1, 2016
Born This Way Foundation President Cynthia Germanotta, the mother of pop music star Lady Gaga, announces the official launch of the anti-harassment campaign Hack Harassment. She tells the story of how a college-age Gaga, née Stefani Germanotta, was taunted and harassed to the point of depression. Hack Harassment is a collaboration among Born This Way, Intel, Vox Media and Recode, but Germanotta argues that a much larger effort is needed to solve the problem. She challenges Code attendees to take the #HackHarassment pledge at HackHarassment.com/code.