10th Abuse Shatters Lives Conference
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 at 8:30 AM - Thursday, 17 November 2016 at 4:30 PM (EST)
Jackson Katz, Ph.D. is an American educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender and violence. In 1993 he co-founded Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the longest-running and most widely influential sexual assault and relationship abuse prevention programs in high schools, colleges, sports culture and the military in North America and beyond. He also created the award-winning documentaries Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2, and is the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, and Man Enough? Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity. He lectures extensively in the U.S. and around the world on violence, media and masculinities.
Jonathan Zinck has been working with the Timmins Family Violence Interagency Action Committee to address the issue of male entitlement in partner abuse. A dynamic and entertaining Professional Speaker, Jonathan’s mission is to inspire people to make lasting changes in their lives and open their eyes to new possibilities. Drawing from ground breaking research in the field of Positive Psychology, Jonathan has dedicated his life to developing programs that help people to examine their deepest values and beliefs about relationships. The wisdom and skills that Jonathan shares will dramatically and measurably move you toward taking control of your own personal growth. Jonathan’s energy and humour will leave you wanting more!
Dianne Beaver is from the Mohawk Nation, Turtle Clan and is a loving partner, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunty, sister, esteemed colleague, compassionate community member and Ganohkwasra Men’s Counsellor in Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. Dianne was initially hired to do research, develop a traditional model of counseling and implement a men’s program for Ganohkwasra while being compared to effectiveness of the justice system for domestic violence. Some 25 years later Saho’nikonri:io’ne (sounds like: sa ho nee go lee yo nay) which translates to his mind, body, spirit has been healed continues to provide a safe healing environment for our men. The program continues to evolve and is inclusive of one on one sessions, residential services, group’s male and coed, family and couple retreats etc. Dianne has guided others to be open minded to issues that our men have been exposed to for generations and seeing them as a “human being” versus a “perpetrator of violence”. It is our way.
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