At the beginning of November, PreventConnect attended the 2011 Roots of Change Conference in Portland, Oregon, which was sponsored by the Oregon Attorney General’s Sexual Assault Task Force and Men Can Stop Rape. PreventConnect’s Chad Sniffen presented during this conference. Speakers and workshops addressed the primary prevention of sexual violence with a strong focus on media, entertainment and pop culture. Themes regarding men and masculinity were woven throughout the conference proceedings.
Keynote speaker Jaclyn Friedman, Executive Director of Women, Action & the Media, the editor of Yes Means Yes: Visions of Female Sexual Power and a World Without Rape and the author of What You Really Really Want: The Smart Girl’s Shame-Free Guide to Sex & Safety, discusses how building a stronger relationship with our authentic sexuality is a powerful act of resistance.