Join us for an evening filled with inspiration and information from BV student interns both past and present. Stay for the informal post-event reception to chat with presenters and faculty about internship possibilities in your future.
Byron Motley discusses history and memories about the historic Negro Baseball League. This presentation provides an insightful, amusing, moving, educational and entertaining evening. Byron's father, Bob Motley, umpired in the Negro Leagues for several years, bringing a personal connection to this work, and the telling of these often amusing and always moving stories. Audiences of all ages marvel at the tales of the by-gone phenomenon of the Negro Leagues.
Carol Bogaard with ICAN, Iowa College Network, will present “Achieve Financial Success”. This is recommended for all college students, especially freshmen, this program focuses on budgeting, responsible borrowing, setting financial goals, understanding credit and credit cards and protecting against identity theft.
Dr. Jackson Katz is an educator, author, filmmaker and social theorist who has long been recognized as one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists. In this lecture, Jackson Katz uses clips from his film, Tough Guise, to illustrate how mainstream media images—from sports, television, Hollywood film, and music video—help to promote violent masculinity as a cultural norm. Dr. Katz is cofounder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the original "bystander" programs and the most widely utilized sexual and domestic violence prevention initiative in college and professional athletics in North America. He is the creator of the film Tough Guise and author of The Macho Paradox and Leading Men: Presidential Campaigns and the Politics of Manhood. He lectures widely in the United States and around the world on violence, media, and masculinities.
The poverty simulation is meant to help sensitize participants to the struggles people in poverty face on a daily basis. During the simulation, participants role-play the lives of low-income families, from single parents trying to care for their children to senior citizens trying to maintain their self-sufficiency on Social Security. Time is represented by four 15-minute periods, each representing one week. The task of each family is to provide food, shelter and other basic necessities during the simulation while interacting with various community resources. Afterward,participants and staffers conduct a debriefing and reflection. Join us to learn more about poverty and how we can make a difference.
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