The Power of Speaking Up: Sparking Conversations About Gender Violence and #MeToo 2019, Bookstore1Sarasota, Sunday, 13. January 2019

The Power of Speaking Up: Sparking Conversations About Gender Violence and #MeToo 2019; a panel discussion organized by the Gulf Coast Chapter of UN Women-USNC.
The panelists are Julie Jennings, a Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Hannam University in Daejeon South Korea; and Dr. Phillip Wagner, the Director of General Education, Core Curriculum Coordinator at University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee.
More about the panelists:
Julie Jennings teaches courses such as Conflict Resolution, Gender, Race and Class and Sociology. She has been living and working in South Korea for the last 6 years. Her educational background is in Gender Studies, Conflict Resolution and Psychology. She received her Master’s in Gender and Peace-building from the United Nations University in Costa Rica and received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Mary Washington in since her childhood, she has enjoyed living, studying and eventually working in diverse and international environments. Experience with diversity taught her from an early age the value of respectful communication and to appreciate the potential of cross-cultural relationships.Her passion lies in facilitating better communication between individuals and teaching her students and clients the tools to deal with conflict successfully, collaboratively and respectfully. Her current research pertains to the deconstruction of privilege and its effect of discrimination and service is also very important to Professor Jennings. She co-organizes the annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week at her university every year and, for the last five years, has been an active member in a Korean charity organization that does social work with local orphanages. Her top priority is working to facilitate stronger classrooms, workplaces and communities with open communication and collaboration.
Dr. Wagner is the Chair of the Chancellor’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee. Dr. Wagner also serves as a faculty instructor in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. Phil’s research focuses on engaging masculinities and recreating a healthier, more inclusive masculine script. His research has been featured in top journals, such as Communication Quarterly, The International Journal of Men’s Health, The Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Women & Language, as well on large platforms, such as TEDx and the Bay to Bay Learning Symposium.
About The Gulf Coast Chapter-USNC:The Chapter is one of 14 National Committees that support UN Women in its mission towards gender equality and the empowerment of women. Locally, we are almost 200 members who are committed to gender equality at home and around the world. We are an all-volunteer, non-partisan organization based in our community walk in Payne Park on February 2, 2019, our International Women’s Day Happy Hour March 8 at the Art Center – focusing on the Power of Voice Through Books! – and visit our award-winning Through Women’s Eyes Film Festival April 6 and 7, now in its 20th year. We host four events each season as well as a monthly, year-round Book Club and a range of informative events. Our mission is to:• Raise funds to support the initiatives of UN Women• Educate the community about global women’s issues and UN Women.• Advocate for US policymakers to support UN Women and the implementation of international women’s rights treaties.All proceeds from Gulf Coast Chapter fundraisers go directly to support the activities of UN Women to promote social, political, and economic equality for women and girls spanning more than 100 countries around the globe.

Sunday, 13. January 2019, Bookstore1Sarasota, The Power of Speaking Up: Sparking Conversations About Gender Violence and #MeToo 2019

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