The Women Abuse Prevention Leadership Forum 2014: Guest Jackson Katz

The VPCC & DRPS are sponsoring two exceptional opportunities for our community that will be facilitated by Jackson Katz, co-creator of the gender violence education program, “Mentors in Violence Prevention”.

Event 1:

October 28, 2014 7:00 – 8:30 is a short, no cost, public information night at the Shrine Club, Oshawa called “Violence Against Women – Not Just A Women’s Issue”.

This event is primarily intended for the general public, students, educators, etc. to provide an overview of Katz’s groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention and the work he has been doing within the education system, the sports culture and the military.

Registration for this event is a must as seating is limited and can be done through Eventbrite

Event 2: 

October 29, 2014  8:30 – 3:00 pm – The Jubilee Pavilion “Men Who Lead…Make A Difference”

Download the poster for this event: Women Abuse Prevention Forum 2014 – Men Who Lead

Cost:  $50.00/person, $55.00 after Oct. 17th  – For professionals and leaders in the Durham Region

This informative and highly interactive, day-long, training will bring together women and men in local and regional leadership capacities to discuss and plan how they can work together to design and implement lasting social change through effective gender violence prevention.  The forum will cover a number of topics. These include but are not limited to the role of adult male leadership, the need to rethink language used to talk about violence; dynamics of male peer culture that keep many men silent in the face of their peers’ abusive behavior; the relationship between homophobia and sexism; the role of media in shaping gendered behavior; issues of racial and ethnic diversity.

The training will also accomplish several key goals: it will enhance participants’ understanding of why few men to date have become actively involved in gender violence prevention efforts. It will provide them with concrete strategies to involve men (and boys) as allies in this critical work. It will offer insights into working with athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators, as well as male business and labor leaders, religious leaders, and other influential men.

Pre-Registration is required to ensure your reservation prior to receipt of payment – please contact VPCC Durham with names and number of registrations required.

Download the registration form for this event: Women Abuse Prevention Forum 2014 – Men Who Lead – Registration Form

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