YWCA Week Without Violence Conference
Keynote speaker will be Dr. Gail Dines, anti-pornography activist, lecturer and author. Dr. Dines address is entitled "Sex, Love, and Violence in a Pornographic Culture." Workshop breakout sessions include "Recognizing and Reporting Domestic Violence in Later Life," "No One Listening: Domestic Violence in the Deaf Community," and "Youth Alternatives to Negative Behavior and Violence: An Approach to Gangs, Drugs and the Streets." The target audiences for this conference are social workers, counselors, law enforcement personnel, mental health professionals and educators. Contact Ruth Chananie-Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about registration and costs. Lunch is included. This event is co-sponsored by Women’s & Gender Studies and the YWCA of Blackhawk County. It is funded in part by the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; Executive Vice President & Provost's Office; Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare; College of Humanities, Arts and Sciences; College of Education; Violence Intervention Services; Dean of Students Office; and Department of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology.