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NEWSLETTER   /   September 27, 2010

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In this issue of the PreventConnect Newsletter, we are pleased to share the following stories:


Jonathan Grove
Jonathan Grove

Selling new ideas about masculinity

(23 min) PreventConnect's Chad Sniffen interviews Jonathan Grove, Men Against Violence Program Coordinator from the Women's Center at Pacific Lutheran University. Grove talks about a using his retail sales experience to "sell" respectful, non-violent ideas about masculinity in the college communities that he works in.

Click here to download the slide presentation described in the interview.

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October 14-16, 2010
Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

PLU Men Against Violence presents a conference that will explore ways to "pave to the way" to gaining the support of more men by removing barriers that traditionally keep men from talking about sexual and relationship violence. Learn to include those beyond the "choir" by connecting the secular movement with work faith communities are doing, and by hearing about the work and experiences of young people becoming the new generation of leaders.

Paving a Rocky Road

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Andrea Isabel Quijada
Andrea Quijada

The construction and deconstruction of media messages

(10 min) Andrea Isabel Quijada is the Executive Director of the Media Literacy Project, a nationally recognized leader in media literacy resources, training, and education. In this interview with PreventConnect's David Lee, Quijada discusses the role of media literacy in sexual violence and dating violence prevention.

Click here to download the free literacy resources mentioned in the podcast from the Media Literacy Project.

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Emiliano Diaz de Leon
Emiliano Diaz de Leon

Mobilizing Texas men to prevent sexual violence

(11 min) In this interview, PreventConnect's David Lee speaks with Emiliano Diaz de Leon of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault and Joe Carr of Hope Alliance in Williamson County, Texas, about the Mobilizing Men Task Force, a monthly gathering to examine and support those involved in mobilizing men in efforts to prevent sexual violence and other forms of male violence. The Task Force brings together people from not only rape crisis centers and domestic violence agencies, but also includes representatives from fatherhood programs, substance abuse prevention, male involvement in family planning and other groups.

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Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gender Violence

Focusing prevention on urban youth

(13 min) In this interview by PreventConnect's David Lee, Christina Meneses of YWCA - St. Louis Regional Sexual Assault Center, describes the the book Getting Played: African American Girls, Urban Inequality, and Gender Violence by Jody Miller, and the implications of the book for the design and implementation of sexual violence prevention efforts focused toward youth in urban communities in St Louis, MO.

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YWCA of Metro St. Louis

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Countering secrecy and privacy around violence through norms change

Space is still available in the next PreventConnect web conference - My Business: Countering Secrecy and Privacy Around Violence Through Norms Change.

This conference will be held on Tuesday, September 28, and repeated on Wednesday, September 29, at 11 AM Pacific Time / 2 PM Eastern Time.

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