Across the country, groups of male students are making their voices heard! More and more men are finding the courage to say “no” to ideas of manhood and relations between the sexes that aren’t good for women and aren’t good for men as well. They’re speaking out against date rape and violence against women. They support gender equality. Some work through residence life or student activities offices, others through women's centers and counseling programs. Some are campus branches of national organizations like MVP, White Ribbon, Men Can Stop Rape, or 1 in 4.
These men face common problems: How to have an impact? How to find positive ways to get their message to other campus men? How to deal with backlash, to work in partnership with women’s groups, to recruit and sustain their groups?
For the first time, campus-based pro-feminist men's groups from across the country are meeting together. To share resources., trade their best ideas, discuss strategies, and simply find out what’s happening on other campuses. COSTS: Registration: $10 students. $50 other. On campus room & board at reasonable rates. FUNDING: We encourage you to start checking out funding opportunities on your campus. We hope to have some funds to help a bit with travel costs.
"Sowing Seeds of Academic Change ~ Nurturing New Paradigms”
A growing body of research is beginning to yield important new insights into the physiological mechanisms that connect exposure to abuse and adverse health consequences. This research, and its implications for considering abuse as an important health issue, have yet to be incorporated into the core health care education curricula. In part, this conference is designed to accelerate the adoption of teaching about violence and abuse by highlighting new research and its implications.
The conference audience will be multi-disciplinary and include physicians, nurses, dentists, social workers, psychologists, physical therapists, public health, academic faculty and advocates who work in health care settings. AVA seeks to attract scientific researchers in this growing field and to engage them in discussion with their peers.
A training on designing and implementing a multi-agency, multidisciplinary response to to sexual violence. Participants will learn tools and strategies for teams to influence improvements in their response systems. Registration is open to select OVW grantees (see below) until April 15th. After April 15th space will available on a first come, first served basis. Particpants should be members of multidisciplinary teams designing responses to sexual violence; members are strongly encouraged to attend with other team members, but team attendance is not required. The Sexual Violence Justice Institute trains and coaches coordinated response teams in designing and implementing their customized response to sexual violence. Through the use of the Protocol Development Cycle and other tools, teams develop and follow a plan for improving their systems. Join us for this chance to learn directly from experienced team members from law enforcement, prosecution, advocacy, nursing, and other disciplines who have been using this process for up to ten years. Additional workshops on emerging issues will also be offered. OVW Eligible grantees: Grants to Encourage Arrest Policies; Rural Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking Programs; or your state's S.T.O.P. Violence Against Women Formula Grants
Join WATCH on Tuesday, July 29th at 11:30am (CST) for its webinar training Creating Court Monitoring Communications Materials with Impact. This webinar will look at specific strategies that you can implement in your newsletter, brochure, court reports and website so that you can make a lasting impact on your court system. We will look at ways your communications materials can work to recommend court improvements, report on judicial misconduct, promote your mission, and position your agency within your community as a credible, research-based court monitoring organization. COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members. You may pay with a credit card at http://www.watchmn.org/ or send a check to the address listed above.
Sacred Circle: National Resource Center to End Violence Against Native Women
Love working with women, but find yourself stressed out by your co-workers? Gossip and conflict getting to you? Having a hard time not judging women, telling them what to do? Feeling burnt-out? Feel your nonviolence stance being challenged? Your life experiences creating barriers? Then sign up for this experience! This is not a classroom style workshop! It is a highly interactive, experiential, culturally-based, “women’s way,” three day retreat to have intense, guided conversations, relax and meditate.
Karen Artichoker, Management Team Director, Cangleska,
Inc. Sacred Circle Project Director
Cecelia Fire Thunder, Native Women’s Society of the Great
Catherine Grey Day, Information Specialist, Sacred Circle
Tina Olson, Project Coordinator, Mending the Sacred Hoop
REGISTRATION FEE - Before July1st: $500;
On or after July 1st: $550
Registration fee includes accommodations, please don’t call
the hotel for reservations.
REGISTRATIONS AND FEE MUST BE
RECEIVED BY AUGUST 8th!!
Due to the nature of this retreat only women may attend.
This training event will be an interactive, hands-on, 2 1/2 day workshop on drafting or revising tribal sexual assault and stalking codes
Why: Whether your tribal nation has existing tribal laws on sexual assault and stalking or is starting from scratch, this event will provide you with knowledge to begin crafting customized sexual assault and stalking tribal laws that meet the needs of your community including Adam Walsh compliance. Participants will walk away with specific strategies for law reform, including examples of laws from tribes around the country. No experience necessary.
Who:Tribal leaders & legislators, advocates, law enforcement officers, prosecutors, court personnel, and anyone who works with victims of sexual assault and stalking in Indian Country.
For more information:
Arlene Downwind White
Tribal Law and Policy Institute
1619 Dayton Ave., Suite 305 St. Paul, MN 55104
(651)644-1125 or FAX (651)644-1157
Join WATCH on Thursday, September 25th at 11:30am (CST)* for its webinar training Creating Defendant Chronologies. (*9:30 a.m. Pacific, 10:30 a.m. Mountain, 12:30 p.m. Eastern) Chronologies are written, chronological histories of an offender’s life of crime that WATCH publishes in its newsletter. Chronologies document escalating levels of violence, the number of victims a defendant has had, the number of chances he has been given and much, much more. This webinar offers a practical, step-by-step guide on creating your own defendant chronology.
COST: $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members. You may pay with a credit card at www.watchmn.org or send a check to the address listed above. If paying with check please include the name of the webinar you are registering for as well as a phone number, mailing address and e-mail contact.
QUESTIONS: Contact email@example.com or (612) 341-2747 x7. A
WEBINAR IS: a seminar transmitted over the web. All you need is a phone line and access to the internet. Upon registration you will be provided with access codes.
On October 2nd, join advocacy organizations around the country in a collective walk-in to call attention to the criminal justice system's response to violence against women and children and to shine a spotlight on the need for citizen court monitoring. Contact Anna Light, National Outreach Assistant, for more information, to register your event, or to receive technical assistance in planning your walk-in. Call (612)341-2747 x7 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join WATCH on Thursday, November 20th at 11:30am central time* for its webinar training Communicating with Court Personnel.
This workshop will look at providing direct feedback, information and suggestions to criminal justice system staff. Should you call or write a judge? How do you tactfully tell a prosecutor when you think they could have handled something differently? What do you do when a clerk has been rude to a victim? This workshop will offer concrete, practical advice and is appropriate for court monitoring program staff and volunteers as well as advocates and citizen groups.
The cost is $35 for National Association of Court Monitoring Program members and $50 for non-members. To register, visit http://www.watchmn.org/ Questions? Email email@example.com or call (612) 341-2747 x7.
A webinar is a presentation transmitted over the web. All you need is a phone and access to the internet. Upon registration you will be provided with access codes. *9:30 a.m. Pacific, 10:30 a.m. Mountain, 12:30 p.m. Eastern
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