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Audrie and Daisy Screening

The Center for Violence Prevention will host a screening of “Audrie & Daisy,” a Netflix documentary about sexual assault. It premiered at Sundance in January 2016, and was purchased by Netflix in September. The film includes the stories of two American high school students, Audrie Pott and Daisy Coleman, who were sexually assaulted and subjected to abuse and cyber-bullying following the assaults. The documentary covers the outcomes of the cases through time, social media, court documents and police investigations. The screening is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Alan Heisterkamp at 319-273-3545 or alan.heisterkamp@uni.edu.

Mentors in Violence Prevention Train the Trainer class

Who:  UNI faculty, staff, student leaders and community partners

When:  Friday, February 26, 2016, 3:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
             Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm.

Where:  Wellness-Rec Center, Room 204

MVP Trainers:  Alan Heisterkamp, Joan Thompson, Mark Rowe-Barth, Shawna Haislet

Materials:  MVP Playbooks/manuals and materials will be provided.  Participants should bring a notebook and writing utensil.

Parking:  Parking is available for off campus participants.

Cost:  Free:  University of Northern Iowa faculty, staff and students. 
           $45.00 for non-university community partners and guests (covers parking, food and training materials) 
           Checks payable to the University of Northern Iowa.  In the memo (on the check) write: Center for Violence Prevention.

Mentor's In Violence Prevention Train the Trainer class

Who:  UNI faculty, staff, student leaders and community partners

When:  Friday, February 26, 2016, 3:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
             Saturday, February 27, 2016, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 pm.

Where:  Wellness-Rec Center, Room 204

MVP Trainers:  Alan Heisterkamp, Joan Thompson, Mark Rowe-Barth, Shawna Haislet

Materials:  MVP Playbooks/manuals and materials will be provided.  Participants should bring a notebook and writing utensil.

Parking:  Parking is available for off campus participants.

Cost:  Free:  University of Northern Iowa faculty, staff and students. 
           $45.00 for non-university community partners and guests (covers parking, food and training materials) 
           Checks payable to the University of Northern Iowa.  In the memo (on the check) write: Center for Violence Prevention.

Mentors in Violence Prevention Workshop

MVP is a widely acclaimed leadership program that motivates both men and women to play a central role in solving problems that historically have been considered “women’s issues:” rape, relationship abuse, sexual assault and harassment. The MVP approach views all individuals not as potential perpetrators or victims, but as empowered bystanders who can recognize and confront harassment and abuse before, during and after the fact. This will be an interactive workshop.

The Y Factor Conference

Bob Bowlsby, commissioner of the Big 12 Conference, will be the keynote speaker for the Y Factor Conference. He will speak on the importance of leadership to end gender-based violence on college and university campuses; how community leaders can take concrete action and work together to eliminate violence and abuse; and how to support fathers, brothers, teammates, classmates and friends in speaking out against men’s violence against women and girls.

Jackson Katz guest lecture- "More Than a Few Good Men"

Jackson Katz is an educator, anti-sexist male activist, social theorist, author and filmmaker. He holds a Master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education, with a focus in the social construction of violent masculinities through sports and media. He holds a Ph. D. in cultural studies and education from UCLA. Katz has dedicated his life to gender violence prevention.  He developed the gender violence prevention program, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), at the Northeastern University’s Center for the Study of Sport in Society in 1993. The MVP program serves to empower both males and females from all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and sexual orientation backgrounds to become leaders and teaches the skills needed to build positive environments in schools, businesses and communities.

The evening lecture will give an opportunity for many students and faculty who have trained and/or educated in the MVP model to hear Katz lecture live on the development and impact of the model. Three student organizations have applied for funding to support the visit: Masters in Social Work Student Association: UNI Supporters of the United States Army, Sigma Phi Epsilon, a men’s fraternity that has been very engaged with CVP initiatives.

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