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Violence Awareness & Response Upcoming Events

Several educational events are planned for this fall.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Violence & Awareness Response Program Announcement, 9-19-2016

How to Help a Friend
Thursday, September 29th from 5-6:30 p.m.
Preska 126

Join us for 30 minute resource fair with Student Health Services, Mankato Public Safety, University Security, Title IX & Equal Opportunity, VARP, CADA, LGBT Center and student tables staffed by students from Athletics, VARP and RHA with interactive activities regarding bystander intervention, consent, and supporting survivors. If students visit all of the tables, they will have the opportunity to get a couple pieces of pizza. After the resource fair, we'll gather as a group for a Q & A/discussion with the attendees and offices in attendance. We hope that this will result in an open discussion about the resources we have on our campus and in our community for victims/survivors of sexual violence and relationship abuse/power-based personal violence. 

Bad Boys and Bystanders: An Evening with Jackson Katz
Tuesday, October 25 at 7 p.m.
CSU Ballroom

Dr. Katz is one of the architects of the bystander approach. Katz will address the ongoing problem of men’s violence against women, including sexual assault on campus, and the way that the bystander approach provides a way for everyone – especially men – to be involved as part of the solution. He will give some background about the development of the bystander approach in the program he created, the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which was the first large-scale effort to engage sports culture in gender violence prevention. MVP is also the program that introduced “bystander intervention” to the sexual assault/relationship abuse fields. He will also discuss the role of media in shaping the sexist and sexually degrading social norms that the bystander approach was designed in part to counteract.

Screening and discussion of "The Mask You Live In"
Monday, November 7 from 6-8 p.m.
CSU 253/4/5

Join us for a dinner, discussion and a screening of the film, "The Mask You Live In". This film explores how our narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it. After the film, we'll have dinner, discuss the film and consider ways that we can put some of the material in the film into practice. Students who would like to attend this screening and discussion should RSVP to

Domestic Violence/Dating Violence within the LGBTQA Community
Tuesday, November 15 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
CSU 253/4/5

OutFront MN's Anti-Violence Program will provide an introductory presentation for our students regarding domestic violence/intimate partner violence against LGBTQA-identified individuals and the resources available.

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