34th National Conference on Men and Masculinity 2nd Biennial Oregon Conference on Sexual Violence Prevention

Date/Time: 
10/28/2009 (All day) to 10/30/2009 (All day)
Location
Address: 

Portland State University

City: 
Portland
Country: 
USA
Description: 

Roots of Change: Men, Sex and Justice will address a broad range of issues pertaining to men and representations of masculinity and the prevention of sexual violence, with an emphasis on addressing the root causes in order to prevent sexual violence before it occurs.

 Workshops will address the interrelated factors that influence sexual violence, the development and implementation of effective programs, current research in sexual violence prevention and healthy sexuality promotion, and gender equity as it relates to sexual violence.

 Who Should Attend:
· Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Prevention Professionals
· Campus Professionals
· Students
· Public Health Professionals
· Child Abuse Professionals
· Community & Youth Organizers

And others who are interested in examining the intersections of social justice issues (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, ability) with sexual violence prevention.

Conference Organizers
• Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force
• Portland State University, Women's Resource Center
• National Organization for Men Against Sexism

Pre-Conference Institutes
Wednesday, October 28th, 8:30am-12:00pm

Assessing Your Organization's Readiness to Engage Men in Ending Violence Against Women - Rus Ervin Funk
Are you interested in engaging men as allies in the work you do, but just not sure how to start? This institute will provide you with tools to assess your organization's readiness to engage men and determine the best ways that men can participate in your organization.

Cost: Included as part of conference registration, or $30 to attend this Pre-Conference Institute only.

Men's Studies Association Meeting
This interdisciplinary division of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) serves to link together a diverse group of scholars, students, teachers, practitioners, and others who study issues of men and masculinity. Our goal is to make significant contributions to the field of Men's Studies through a feminist-informed perspective.
Cost: Free.

Men's Studies Association Meeting call for research paper, panel and presentation proposals.
Please submit proposals on a separate sheet of paper per proposal and include: 1) brief title; 2) presenter(s) name(s); 3) 50-word (max) vitae each; 4) a 250-word abstract for the program and a special issue of NOMAS' newsletter, Brother; 5) a/v equipment and any special considerations. Please send by email, to David Greene and Carole Campana at dgreene@ramapo.edu by August 31, 2009.

Special Events

Local Hip Hop Artists Concert & Benefit Thursday, October 29th from 6:00-8:00pm location TBA - PSU area Join local Portland-area hip hop artists for a night of entertainment supporting healthy, non-violent relationships.
Cost: Donations accepted to benefit the PSU Women's Resource Center and the Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force.

Coffee House Thursday, October 29th from 8:00-10:00pm PSU Women's Resource Center Open mic for story-telling, poems, whatever. Come and hang out with others who share your interest in social justice and ending violence against women.
Cost: Free.

Conference Registration Fees:
Standard: $150.00
Student: $25.00/day
Registration available online in June!

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