Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

April 20, 2016

Join Us for a Shop Talk on Engaging Communities in Prevention!


Coalition Shop Talk: Engaging Communities in Gender-Based Violence Prevention

An essential element of preventing gender-based violence is the undoing of the cultural & social norms, values, and belief systems in which it thrives. Please join us to hear from 4 programs taking on this challenging task in innovative and engaging ways.

•    Neelam Khaki from API Chaya will talk about her work with the Peaceful Families Program. This initiative challenges strongly held notions of gender within Muslim communities.

•    Antasia Parker from Powerful Voices will share about the work the organization is doing to foster adolescent girls’ development by providing programs and promoting social justice so girls can realize their dreams, engage their communities and shape a better world.

•    Ryan Hamachek from Seattle University will tell us about the Green Dot Campaign, which seeks to identify and motivate natural leaders to take a stand against and intervene in gender-based violence.

•    Ward Urion from LifeWire will discuss the Coaching Boys Into Men program that works to support coaches in becoming healthy role models and mentors for boys. Participants will leave this Prevention Shop Talk better able to:

•    Describe how community engagement increases the efficacy of prevention efforts

•    Discuss the importance of addressing the harmful impact of socially

constructed notions of gender

•    Articulate how individuals and communities can respond to behaviors and beliefs that

lead to gender-based violence

•    Practice the act of directly challenging harmful beliefs and behaviors

Meeting details: Friday, April 29, 2016 9:00 AM -12:00 PM 2100 Building 2100 24th Ave S Seattle, WA 98144

Register here. Please use the registration form to request sign language interpretation and other accomodations by April 22nd, 2016. This facility is wheelchair accessible.