This year's Harry Frank Guggenheim symposium at John Jay College focuses on America's courts and their increasingly critical role in advancing or standing in the way of criminal justice change. At both the federal and state levels, they are at the center of new, transformative approaches to public safety and justice delivery systems. At the same time, they are often the source of huge inefficiencies, backlogs and even corruption which (ironically) prevent the successful realization of such change. Symposium panels and speakers will also focus on other issues likely to dominate the conversation and policy debates (and coverage) of criminal justice in 2011 led by the continuing budget crisis that continues to affect local and state spending on public safety and corrections. Can we do more with less? Register online now!
Women's eNews and the National Sexual Violence Resource Center Proudly Co-Present
Free Film Screening of THE LINE, a documentary by Nancy Schwartzman
Panel Discussion with Q&A Featuring:
Nancy Schwartzman is a filmmaker, writer, and activist, whose focus is on sex and communication. She is the director of the documentary THE LINE and the founder of the THE LINE Campaign, which empowers young people to re-envision their intimate relationships. She lectures worldwide on the topic of consent and boundaries.
Joseph Samalin is the Coordinator of Training & Technical Assistance at Men Can Stop Rape and has been actively working against gender-based violence for over 15 years. He has worked with Safe Horizon’s Anti-Stalking Program, teen dating violence awareness organization Day One, and the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence.
Kelly McBride, of the Poynter Institute, is a writer, teacher, and the leading voice in American journalism on how the media covers sexual assault. As a reporter, she covered issues ranging from white supremacy to the Catholic Church’s abuse scandal. Her expertise has been quoted by the New York Times, the Washington Post, and CNN, among others.
Andrea (AJ) Plaid is the Sexual Correspondent for the race-and-pop culture blog Racialicious. She is also co-edits blog's upcoming Love, Anonymously blog carnival, which will feature posts on and by people of color regarding love and sex. Her discussions on race, gender, and sex have been featured in Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, andBitch as well as on GRITtv's "Chew on This" segment. Her work has been republished, among other online sites, Penthouse, WireTap Magazine, New American Media, and RaceWire. She is currently working on a post for AlterNet about the economics of interracial porn. She owns her own safer-sex kit company called Freak Kits.
"From Theory to Practice" Training in NYC January 19-21, 2011
Registration Deadline: Dec 10, 2010
Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR)’s comprehensive “From Theory to Practice” Training has equipped thousands of professionals and activists in engaging men and boys to prevent sexual and dating violence. This January 2011, MCSR will hold two "From Theory to Practice" trainings – one in DC (January 5-7) and the other in New York City (January 19-21). Topics that will be addressed include: social change theory as it relates to preventing gender-based violence, the application of MCSR’s Strength Campaign to communities, public speaking strategies, engaging men and boys, the intersections between oppressions, and bystander intervention strategies. Upon completion of the training each participant will receive a 50+ page training manual (includes presentation and facilitation guides), access to a network of professionals in this field, and discounts for future trainings and for our public awareness materials. Our trainings only allow for 20-25 participants so register online now!
VIBS Family Violence & Rape Crisis Center/Stony Brook University Medical Center/Stony Brook University School of Nursing
VIBS Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center, in collaboration with Stony Brook University Medical Center and the School of Nursing is pleased to offer the first SANE/SAFE training program on Long Island (NY). This comprehansive 40 hour course will offer instruction on how to provide a medical assessment and collect forensic evidence in cases of adult or adolescent sexual assault or rape, eligibility to become a NYS SAFE, 40 CEU's, and a free course text and manual. This training is anticipated to recieve New York State Department of Health accreditation on or around October 1st, 2010.
Something very special happens when families, people in recovery, and professionals meet together to learn at our conference. Every year, participants say they’re filled with new energy, insight and knowledge. Translation? They’re better able to care for themselves, their loved ones and their patients. This year’s conference, with a focus on Recovery, will be no exception! Register online now. Discounted rates if you register before July 31, 2010! Get ready to be inspired by the most sought after experts from around the globe!
Keynote speaker: Naomi Wolf, “Creating a Culture for Recovery that Defies
Family Panel, moderated by Ovidio Bermudez, MD “Rebuilding Relationships”
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