A CALL TO MEN 2015 National Conference (Sept. 10 and 11)

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.

To register for this event, please visit the EventBrite page at actm2015nationalconference.eventbrite.com.  For any additional questions, please contact Danielle Erwin at Danielle@acalltomen.org.

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.

Wake County Childhood Injury/Violence Prevention Networking Event (June 18)

Join us for the 2nd Annual Wake County Childhood Injury and Violence Prevention Networking Event!  It will take place on Thursday, June 18, from 8:30 am to 12:00 pm at the Local Government Federal Credit Union Conference Center (323 W. Jones St.) in downtown Raleigh.

The event is the official launch of the Skills & Knowledge for Injury Prevention Partners (SKIPP) – supported by the John Rex Endowment.  The SKIPP Project will provide networking and training opportunities to injury and violence prevention practitioners who serve children and youth in Wake County.

Keynote speaker Alan Dellapenna, Jr., is the Injury and Violence Prevention Branch Head of the NC Division of Public Health.  He will share insights on how the field of injury and violence prevention has grown over the years, as well as discussing statewide efforts on the issue.  Break-out sessions during the event will also allow attendees to network and share with others about applying evidence-informed strategies to prevent child and youth injury.

This event is free, but space is limited.  Anyone interested in attending should register by June 11 at the following link:  https://unc.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_ezyrBIj0v5GC1UN.  For more information, please contact Robert LeTourneau at robert_letourneau@unc.edu.

JLR Conference (May 2)

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.

Upcoming events from WomenNC (March 25, April 9, April 25)

Here is some information about three upcoming events from WomenNC!

1:  Research Findings: NC Women’s Political Participation (March 25)

Faculty from Meredith College’s History & Political Science departments will share the findings of a report on the status of women in North Carolina politics and will announce the results of the first-ever political poll conducted by Meredith College faculty and students.  The event will address the problem of women’s under-representation in North Carolina politics and will propose solutions to addressing this issue.

This event is open to the public, and it will take place on Wednesday, March 25, from 10:00 AM to noon at the Kresge Auditorium on the campus of Meredith College (3800 Hillsborough St) in Raleigh.

2:  Global-to-Local: 2015 Fellows’ Reflections from the United Nations and the 4th Annual Carolyn King Scholarship Award (April 9)

This event will feature reflections and insights on the global status of women.  In March, WomenNC sponsored seven select university students to participate and present at the United Nations 59th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York. This year’s CSW theme focused on “Implementing the Beijing Platform For Action,” reflecting on the progress made in the past 20 years since the landmark declaration was adopted in 1995.  You can find biographies of the 2015 fellowship students at www.womennc.org/un-csw-fellowship/2015-fellowship.

Also at this event, the fourth annual Carolyn King Scholarship Award will be presented to the 2015 WomenNC fellow who has most exemplified the determination and strength of conviction for social justice.

This event will take place on Thursday, April 9, from 5:45 PM to 7:30 PM at the FedEx Global Education Center (301 Pittsboro St) on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.  The event is open to the public, but space is limited, so everyone interested in attending should register by April 7 by visiting the CSW Symposium’s EventBrite page.

3:  Reading of Teach a Woman to Fish (April 25)

WomenNC is proudly co-sponsoring Ritu Sharma’s book reading of Teach a Woman to Fish.  Sharma is the co-founder and former president of Women Thrive Worldwide, a non-profit women’s advocacy group that brings women’s voices from around the world to decision makers in Washington, DC.  Her book vividly describes women around the world and how they are striving to overcome poverty.  It also calls readers to action in joining the global struggle for equality and opportunity for women and girls.

This free event will take place on Saturday, April 25, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM at Quail Ridge Books (3522 Wade Avenue) in Raleigh.

For any questions about these upcoming events, or if you would like to get involved in WomenNC, please contact the organization at info@womennc.org

Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking (March 31)

An anti-trafficking event “Put the Brakes on Human Trafficking” will take place on UNC-Wilmington’s campus on Tuesday, March 31 from 10 AM to 3 PM.

The event is open to the public, and it will take place at the Warwick Center Ballroom on UNCW’s campus (601 S. College Rd) in Wilmington.  Activities at the event include a special presentation from Five14 Revolution, a screening of the documentary “Not My Life,” and a discussion.  Notable speakers include New Hanover County assistant district attorney Lindsey Roberson, the Rape Crisis Center of Coastal Horizons, and Detective William Campbell of the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Below is a link to the event flyer.  Feel free to send it to all interested individuals!

Anti- Human Trafficking event poster

If you would like to attend, be sure to join the event on its Facebook page.  Also stay tuned for an information packet, providing materials such as campus maps, reserved parking locations, temporary parking passes, and an itinerary of the day’s events!

North Carolina Community Based Ministry Café training (March 14)

The Wesleyan Church, in partnership with the Christian Community Development Association, is providing a Community Based Ministry Café in Greensboro on Saturday, March 14.  This is a one-day training for pastors, leaders, and organizers who are interested in reaching and transforming their communities.  Key objectives of this event include training from well-seasoned leaders, networking with other leaders, strategic planning, and a discussion of current trends, issues, and best practices.

The event will take place on Saturday from 9 AM to 4 PM at the Christ Wesleyan Church (2400 S. Holden Road) in Greensboro.  Registration of $10 per person includes lunch, materials, and resources.  Interested participants should visit www.wesleyan.org/nccafe in order to register.  If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Dustin Wilson at pastordust@gmail.com or Shawna Amit at amits@wesleyan.org.

Everyone’s Kids, Everyone Gives Campaign (September 16)

Everyone’s Kids, Everyone Gives is a social impact campaign aimed at helping to end child sex trafficking and modern slavery in the US.  This national initiative is a 24-hour-long giving day that will mobilize hundreds of organizations and thousands of people across the country.

The event will take place on Tuesday, September 16, and it is hosted by Razoo.com, the fastest growing crowdfunding site for causes in the US.  The initiative’s coalition includes partners in the technology and media fields, such as the Polaris Project, the Urban Justice Project, and Walk Free.

Commitments can be made in advance of the September 16 event, and interested individuals and groups can register by visiting the Everyone’s Kids, Everyone Gives website.  At the site, you can also find out about possible grants administered by Razoo and awarded to non-profits whose projects combat the issue of domestic child sex trafficking.

 

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