National speakers, including Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, Ph.D, and Nan Stein, Ed.D will examine the prevalence of sexual harassment and gender-based violence that teens face, its effects on teens in school, relationships, mental and physical health, future victimization or perpetration, and academic success. Presenters will look at the root causes of sexual harassment and gender-based violence as well as the legal implications for schools. As a learning community, participants will explore promising primary prevention strategies in preventing adolescent peer-to-peer sexual harassment and gender-based violence.
Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D., internationally acclaimed media critic, author, and film maker will present how advertising impact the health and safety of women and girls, including gender-based violence, eating disorders, and addiction.
Kaua‘i Community College is hosting Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault and Gender Violence.
The event is scheduled for from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday with a march through campus, speakers, music, and raffle followed by lunch, a news release states. There will be information booths, t-shirts, and prizes for participants.
Each year, an ever-increasing number of men, women, and their families are joining to demonstrate that men are willing and able to be courageous partners with women in making the world a safer place, the release states.
The Walk to Prevent Sexual Violence is scheduled for Saturday to increase awareness about sexual assault. Augusta State University, Paine College, University Hospital's Rape Crisis and Sexual Assault Services and WRDW-TV (Channel 12) are working together to host the walk as part of the partnership's second annual Take Back the Day observance.
The event begins at 9 a.m. after a brief ceremony at ASU's D. Douglas Barnard Jr. Amphitheatre . Registration , which begins at 8 a.m., is $10 for individuals, $15 for families and $5 for students.
The schedule is as follows:
5:30pm- Posters by Graham’s Sexual Assault Class & Clothes Line Project from WAIC
6:00-7:00 (or 7:30) video, power point/interaction, discussion (including drug facilitated sexual assault)
7:30 Awareness Walk Around Campus
YWCA Lancaster Sexual Assault Prevention and Counseling Center
Listen, maybe share and find support with survivors, their familes, friends and community advocates who work to end sexual violence. The evening will include an opening speaker and personal stories of survival. The event is free, dress is casual and light snacks will be provided.
The event will feature men with their hearts in the right place, walking in high heels to help educate others about gender violence. Women and girls are invited to walk, too.
''The top 12 individuals who raise the most funds for the Rape Crisis Center will receive a red chocolate stiletto by Fairlawn's own North Coast Expressions,'' said event spokeswoman Mary Hartz. ''The chocolate stiletto may also be purchased by family and friends walking in the event or for any shoe lover. The limited edition red stiletto designed specifically for the event will be offered now through April 29 for $30, with $5 from the sale of every shoe going to the Rape Crisis Center.''
Organized by the Office of Student Development and student interns, the second annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event will send men in bright red four-inch heels wobbling down Washington Avenue to raise awareness of sexual violence issues. Through registration fees and donations, the march also will support the Rape Crisis Center at For All Seasons, a nonprofit that provides mental-health services throughout Maryland’s Eastern Shore.
A $5 fee is required, with all proceeds going to For All Seasons. Each registered walk participant—male, female, heels or no heels—will receive an event T-shirt. Deadline for registering to walk in heels is April 18, however, registrations will be accepted until the start of the walk. (Rain date for the event is May 5.)
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