Sponsored in part by the Carolina Panthers and the NFL, A CALL TO MEN will be holding its annual national conference in Charlotte this year. The event, titled “Sports Culture: Advancing its Role in Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention,” will take place on Thursday, Sept. 10 and Friday, Sept. 11 at the Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel (3315 Scott Futrell Drive) in Charlotte.
Topics covered at the conference will include coaching healthy respectful manhood, trafficking and major sporting events, addressing violence against women in the entertainment/music industry, the role of faith communities in domestic violence prevention, and many more. Presenters at the two-day event will include Jennifer Siebel Newsom, founder of the Representation Project; Rachel Lloyd, founder/CEO of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services; Lynn Rosenthal, former White House advisor on violence against women; and Mildred Muhammad, author and domestic abuse survivor.
A CALL TO MEN is a leading national violence prevention organization providing training and education for men, boys and communities. The organization’s aim is to shift social norms that negatively impact our culture and promote a more healthy and respectful definition of manhood.
The Junior League of Raleigh is hosting its second annual Empowering Women’s Conference. The conference will be on Saturday, May 2, from 8 AM to 2:30 PM at the Center for Community Leadership (711 Hillsborough St) in Raleigh.
The keynote speaker of the event will be Molly Barker, founder of Girls on the Run. Established in Charlotte in 1996, this non-profit organization provides young girls with the necessary skills to embrace their individual strengths and successfully navigate life experiences. Girls on the Run is now in over 200 cities across North America, thanks to the help of over 120,000 volunteers!
The JLR conference on May 2 is a free event, and complimentary breakfast and lunch are included. Anyone interested in attending may register at www.jlraleigh.org.
Scholars from North America and the European Union will meet for UNC’s sixth annual conference on the future of adversarial systems. This event will take place at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Student Union on Friday, April 11 (9 AM-5 PM) and Saturday, April 12 (9 AM-12 PM). There will also be a pre-conference for young scholars on April 10.
The main conference will address juvenile justice from a comparative point of view, while the pre-conference will address juvenile justice in transnational and international law. In regards to a comparative context, this includes acknowledged distinctions between juvenile and adult criminal offenders; the approach to prevention of juvenile delinquency; the minimum age of criminal responsibility; the extent to which minors require different and additional procedural rights to adults; and developments in non-formal approaches to juvenile crime.
Admission for UNC students is free, for non-UNC students is $15, and for general admission (no CLE credit) is $40. The registration fee includes refreshments, Friday lunch and program materials. Those interested in attending the conference can click on this link to register. If you are interested in the conference, but you are unable to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for information about the conference’s live webcast. Registration questions can be sent to Lance Westerlund at email@example.com , and any other questions regarding the conference can be sent to Professor Michael L. Corrado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This conference will have a strong focus on education about the commercial sexual exploitation of minors. Topics during the two-day event will include how to recognize signs of possible human trafficking, how to report human trafficking, how to prevent future human trafficking cases, who else is working on the issue, and explanation of the state laws regarding child trafficking.
The registration deadline for the conference has been extended to January 17. Please visit www.ncagainstchildtrafficking.com for a complete schedule, presenter and speaker bios, and registration/lodging information.
Please join On Eagles Wings Ministries, ENC Stop Human Trafficking Now, and PATH NC for the upcoming NC Against Child Trafficking statewide conference, “Shedding Light on Child Trafficking in NC.” The event will be hosted by the Edenton Street United Methodist Church at 228 W. Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh.
Our target audience will be professionals and volunteers who work with youth in North Carolina. Topics addressed in this two-day conference will include ways to recognize and respond to human trafficking, state legislation regarding human trafficking, and ways to collaborate with organizations who are geared toward preventing trafficking.
PreventConnect has recently posted three podcasts involving a sneak peek, making the connection, and social media.
1. The National Sexual Assault Conference will take place Aug. 28-30 in Los Angeles. The conference will feature a dynamic and engaging prevention track. This year’s conference theme is “Inspire a Movement, Invest in Change, Imagine…,“ which will focus on cutting-edge information, effective and relevant practices, appropriate outreach, and services to historically underserved communities. You can click on PreventConnect’s link for a sneak peek of the conference’s topics.
3. Also in 2013, PreventConnect has been hosting prevention sessions, featuring conversations about local and national actions in the area of sexual assault prevention. Prevention Session Four was just released, which focuses on social media’s purpose and implementations. You can learn tips and tools and hear advice from sexual violence prevention practitioners regarding the uses of social media.
PreventConnect is a national online project dedicated to the primary prevention of sexual and domestic violence.