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.
Two recent college graduates, Alexis Irvin and Chip Hiden, road trip across the U.S. interviewing successful people who have chased their dreams and learn about discovering one's passion, committing to a dream, dealing with setbacks, and redefining success for the Millennial generation.
Along the way, the pair collects eye-opening advice from people in a wide range of professions, including: an Olympic skier, one of the original Latin Kings of Comedy, the CEO of a sustainable flip flop company, a renowned slam poet, a Project Runway fashion designer, the producer of PBS show Austin City Limits, a NASA astronaut and many more. Join us as we learn about the The Dream Share Project.
Casino gaming has been increasingly common and become an entertainment option in the past few decades. However, on the flip side, some develop gambling problems. Currently, nearly all universities in the United States have alcohol policies while only 22% of universities have a formal policy on gambling. Due to a lack of education, college students are susceptible to gambling addiction and have higher risk becoming a problem gambler compared to adults. Sports betting is very common among college students but it is less likely to be considered gambling. Now, the night before NCAA tournament begins, it is a great opportunity to educate you on gambling. To receive an ACES credit, students must meet the faculty panel before the casino opens.(6:00pm-7:00pm) Through this event, students not only experience gambling but also learn the potential risks of gambling WITHOUT losing money! Please join us, enjoy playing a various games, and acquire responsible gambling skill. Have fun!!
In the United States, the median wage gap between women and men is about 23 cents. While some of this difference is due to factors like educational achievement and job choice there is still much that is unexplained. Another influence identified by researchers is differences in salary negotiation skills and outcomes for women and men. $tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshops provide college students - especially women - who are approaching the job market with knowledge and skills to negotiate salaries and benefits so that they receive fair and realistic compensation. The $tart $mart campus initiative, a collaboration between AAUW and the WAGE Project, was created and piloted in fall 2007 by WAGE, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the gender wage gap. (THIS EVENT IS FROM 4-6PM NOTE: 2 HOUR EVENT)
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.
Alternative Spring Break (ASB) programs have been trending at universities all over the U.S. They have bloomed into great educational opportunities and fundraisers for many non-profits. This session will focus on the latest trends and research in ASB’s and provide first hand experiences from our Alternative Week of Offsite Learning (AWOL) participants. The students will share what they learned while serving over spring break.
For J-term 2014, BVU students designed and participated in a trip to Tanzania, Africa on a medical mission trip with Hope Ministries. They interned with physicians from the US and Tanzania at clinics and hospitals, volunteered at orphanages, served meals at a food kitchen, and learned about the Tanzanian culture. Come learn about their experience, and how to design a civic partnership of your own.
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