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NEWSLETTER   /   March 10, 2011

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


Helping Teens Stop Violence

Helping teens stop violence

(13 mins) In this video, Allan Creighton and Paul Kivel discuss the newly revised edition of Helping Teens Stop Violence, Build Community and Stand for Justice. Twenty years after it was first published, this book is a guide for adutls who work with teens on topics related to social justice. Many sexual violence and domestic violence prevention practitioners use these activities and appraoches to ground their prevention work. For more information about this book, visit Paul's website or Hunter House Publishers.

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Oregon Attorney General's Sexual Assault Task Force's
2nd Biennial Statewide Conference of Sexual Violence Prevention
Roots of Change: Men, Sex, and Justice
October 28-30, 2009

Roots of Change: Men, Sex and Justice addressed a broad range of issues pertaining to men, masculinity and the prevention of sexual violence, with an emphasis on addressing the root causes in order to prevent sexual violence before it occurs. Workshops addressed the interrelated factors that influence sexual violence, the development and implementation of effective programs, current research in sexual violence prevention and healthy sexuality promotion, and gender equity as it relates to sexual violence. PreventConnect is pleased to be a co-sponsor of the 2011 Roots of Change Conference to be held in Portland on Nov. 2-4, 2011.

Emilee I. Coulter-Thompson
Emilee I.

(19 mins)
Emilee I.Coulter-Thompson, Women's Health Educator at the Oregon Public Health Division, welcomes attendees to the 2009 Roots of Change Conference.

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Loulou Hong
Loulou Hong

(62 mins) Keynote speaker Luoluo Hong of the University of Hawai'i at Hilo spoke about her experiences to support men to form a group to address sexual violenc. To download slides from her keynote presentation, click here.

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Byron Hurt
Byron Hurt

(61 mins) Filmmaker Byron Hurt discusses masculinity, sexuality, pop culture and men's crucial role in the prevention of sexual violence and abuse. Hurt is director of the award-winning film Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes and contributed to the anthology Men Speak Out: Views on Gender, Sex and Power, of which he reads from his essay.

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