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Man Training

Posted: March 25, 2012 - 12:02am

Are you a man. Do you consider yourself to be a good role model? Do you strive to treat women and girls with respect? Join Juneau’s Violence Prevention Coalition and Tristan Knutson-Lombardo as they present “Man Training.”

This interactive and thought-provoking evening will open the curtain wide on gender in today’s society, why there is domestic violence and sexual assault and discuss how as mencan step up, be strong role models and take ownership of these issues.

Man Training is an invitation for men to take an active role in choosing respect and preventing domestic violence and sexual assault in Juneau. The seminar recognizes men as role models and mentors providing opportunities for men to take ownership — side by side with women — of this issue. Nearly one third of the women in this country will experience physical or sexual abuse in their lifetimes, and over half of them before the age of 18. Domestic and sexual violence are pervasive problems that affect all of us, including the next generation of youth. The seminar will work with champion male leaders to transform the cycle of violence once and for all. We will examine the dynamics of domestic violence, the root causes of why it happens, and opportunities to mentor youth as positive role models so that we can promote beliefs and behaviors that create healthy relationships.

Man Training is an event organized by Juneau’s Violence Prevention Coalition, and sponsored by AWARE, Inc. The Coalition has identified a number of “pathways” to prevent domestic and sexual violence in Juneau, and one of these involves engaging men and boys to take ownership of this movement. “Man Training” runs from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3 at the Tlingit and Haida Regional Housing Authority. For more information or to sign up, call 586-6610, because “Alaska men choose respect.”

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