On February 14, 2009, men throughout Massachusetts will once again speak out to:
change societal attitudes and beliefs that perpetuate and make excuses for violence against women!
promote safety and respect in all relationships and situations!
build a network of resounding voices that will support and advance the initiatives and efforts of Jane Doe Inc. and its member organizations to promote the safety, liberty and dignity of survivors!
For the 14th consecutive year, Wheelock College is offering a very
popular summer institute on the role that the media (television,
magazines, advertising, pornography, video games and music videos) plays in shaping our gender identity, our intimate relationships, our children's lives, and ultimately our culture. The institute is taught by Dr Gail Dines, author of Pornography: The Production and Consumption of Inequality, and Dr. Diane Levin, author of the forthcoming So Sexy So Soon.
Participants will learn:
- How media violence affects behavior and contributes to violence in society
- How media images perpetuate and legitimize sexism, racism,
consumerism and economic inequality
- How political and economic forces shape the media
- How media affects children's ideas about sexual behavior and
relationships with others
- How to critically deconstruct media images and develop media literacy skills
- How to become active in advocacy, community building and grass roots organizing
As a way to accommodate the needs of the participants, this year two days of the institute will be split into the following tracks:
1. Fighting the porn culture: how to think about and organize against the increasing pornification of our society. Led by Dr. Gail Dines,
with guest lectures by feminist educators and activists
2. Combating the hazards of media culture: how to work with children and teachers in a classroom setting.
- Price for non-credit institute: $475 (special rate for organizations
sending more than one person)
- Price for three graduate credits: $2,025
- Price for single dorm room at Wheelock: $35 per night/double is $45 per room
- The institute runs from 9am-5pm, Tuesday through Friday, with
optional evening events
If you need to apply for a scholarship to cover cost of the
institute/training, don't click on the link above. Instead, please
write a one-paragraph application that includes the following:
- History of your involvement with these issues, if any
- Reasons you want to attend the institute/training
- What you hope to do in the future with the information
Please email your application to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15. Applicants will receive an answer by May 20th.
For everyone who needs a dorm room at the college, please let the conference organiaers know so that they can reserve one for you.
Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society
The MVP Institute is a three-day interactive training designed for adults and adult educators, led by engaging and knowledgeable teams of male and female facilitators. Upon completion of the Institute, participants receive a copy of the MVP curriculum and are certified to utilize it with their direct service population. Male and female adult educators and youth service providers are encouraged to attend. The Institute is also open to other adults who are interested in exploring the topic of men’s violence against women. For more information, email Jarrod Chin or call 617-373-8420. To register, click here!
MVP is a gender violence prevention program which uses the unique Bystander Approach to motivate both men and women to play a central role in solving problems that have historically been considered “women’s issues”: rape, battery, and sexual harassment. The MVP program views all individuals not as potential perpetrators or victims, but as empowered bystanders who can recognize and confront abuse.MVP Institutes are three-day interactive trainings designed for adults and adult educators. The Institute consists of two phases: during the first phase individuals go through the training as participants. During the second phase participants practice facilitating the MVP curriculum and create MVP implementation plans. Upon completion of the Institute, participants receive a digital copy of the MVP curriculum and are certified to utilize it with their direct service population.Male and female adult educators and youth service providers are encouraged to attend. The Institute is also open to other adults who are interested in exploring the topic of men’s violence against women. Participants are eligible to receive 21 PDP’s from the Massachusetts Department of Education.
Pre-registration is required for all sessions. Workshop offerings include advanced, intermediate, introductory and all levels. Workshops may also be geared towards specific clientele: pre-school (Presc), latency (Lat), adolescent (Adol), adult and all ages.
Come to Boston on June 25th and 26th, 2011, for two days of Radical Feminist education, organizing and networking. Women and men from all over the world will be exploring classic and contemporary radical feminism as well as developing local and international strategies for building organizations of resistance. We will have presentations, workshops, and discussions on:
• Globalization and the exploitation of women’s labor
• Fighting the global sex industry
• Theoretical and activist splits in contemporary feminism
• International strategies for radical feminist organizing
• Movement building through social media
• Radical feminist critiques of third wave feminism, postmodernism, and queer theory
Presenters include Gail Dines, Sheila Jeffreys, Lierre Keith, Saba Malik and more. Special guest appearances include feminist activists from Norway and other countries to talk about their extraordinary successes in fighting the sex industry.
From June 27-30th there will be an optional media literacy institute and Stop Porn Culture training.
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