'In Celebration of Mothers' May Luncheon

May 11, 2018  -  15th Annual Fundraiser with Keynote Speaker:  Jackson Katz
Peacock Gap Clubhouse, San Rafael.

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Come to the luncheon to participate in the fun and unique silent auction and raffle baskets, but also:

  1. Hear Jackson's thoughts on men's response to the #MeToo movement.
  2. Learn what role men can play in efforts for gender equality.
  3. Learn ways parents can raise sons to respect girls and women.
  4. Gain insights into the role that media/social media plays in shaping social norms around gender and power.

Jackson Katz Jackson Katz, Ph.D., is an educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist who is internationally renowned for his pioneering scholarship and activism on issues of gender, race and violence. He is co-founder of the multiracial, mixed-gender Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, which in 1993 introduced the “bystander” approach to the gender violence prevention field.  MVP is one of the longest-running and most widely influential gender violence prevention programs in North America and beyond, and is the first large-scale program of its kind in the sports culture and the military.

He is the author of The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help and Man Enough? Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity. He is the creator of the award-winning educational documentaries Tough Guise and Tough Guise 2, and he is featured in the films Miss Representation and The Mask You Live In. His TED talk, “Violence against Women is a Men’s Issue,” has been viewed more than 3.5 million times. He lectures widely in the U.S. and around the world on the role of men in the promotion of gender equality and the prevention of men’s violence against women. 

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What Doesnt Kill Me Film Screening and Discussion

Date: Wednesday, April 11th
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Guzman Hall on the Dominican University

During this historic time of #MeToo and #TIMESUP, we invite you to an upcoming free screening and panel discussion of a new film called WHAT DOESN’T KILL ME.

The film is about how women domestic violence survivors are treated after they leave their abusers. In America today, abusive fathers are routinely awarded custody of their children by family law judges, while safe protective mothers are often removed from their children’s lives and punished for reporting abuse. This film explores how and why this happens, and it gives voice to the activists who are fighting for change.

Q&A Panelists will include:

  1. Kate Kain, Center for Domestic Peace
  2. Kathleen Russell, Center for Judicial Excellence
  3. Connie Valentine, California Protective Parents Association
  4. And some brave local protective mothers who’ve survived the ordeal depicted in the film.

Moderator: Dr. LeeAnn Bartolini, Co-Chair, Psychology Dept. at Dominican University

 The film will be shown on Wednesday, April 11th from 7-9pm at Guzman Hall on the Dominican University campus.


Film poster