As February rolls around, the One Billion Rising Team in Charlottesville, Virginia are not the only folks in town gearing up. After attending any one of our five events, check out some of the other events that will be happening around VDay:
What is a Community of Trust? A Public Conversation about Gender Violence at U.Va.
Thursday, February 7
6:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
How do we end gender violence at the University? Gina Maisto Smith, JD, an expert in university policy related to sexual misconduct, and Dorothy Edwards, PhD, expert in prevention of gender violence, will lead a public conversation about ending gender violence at the University. This is a unique opportunity to participate in a discussion of how the University can be a national leader in ending gender violence. All members of the University and greater community are invited to attend. Opening remarks by President Teresa Sullivan.
Co-sponsored by the Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of Virginia.
Endorsed by FIFE, SALC, SAPA, SAFE, One in Four, the White Ribbon Campaign, Student Council, Honor Committee, Women’s Center, Faculty Senate, Shelter for Help in Emergency and the Sexual Assault Resource Agency.
Pornography and Masculinity: The Production and Consumption of Inequality
We live in a culture in which violence and aggression are normative aspects of idealized masculinity, in which pornography functions as a core component of most boys and young men’s gender and sexual socialization, and in which levels of men’s violence against women reach pandemic levels. In a frank and honest discussion, Dr. Matt Ezzell, Assistant Professor of Sociology at James Madison University, will explore the ways these things are connected.
When: Friday, February 15th, 2013, 12:00-1:30 PM (bring your lunch, light refreshments will be provided)
Where: Open Grounds (on the Corner, across from Qdoba and the White Spot, next to the Women’s Center)
Please RSVP and direct any questions to Emily Loranger, firstname.lastname@example.org