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Changemaker Central event presents call to action to end sexual violence

September 26, 2014

As part of it's fall lecture series, Changemaker Central at Arizona State University presents "A Call to Action to End Sexual Violence," featuring Jackson Katz, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Sept. 29, in the Memorial Union Arizona Ballroom, Tempe campus. The event is open to the ASU community.

The interactive discussion and lecture will address how each individual can stand up against abuse.

Katz is internationally known for his groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention education in schools, sports culture and the military, as well as his pioneering work in critical media literacy.

An educator, author, filmmaker and cultural theorist, Katz’ topic will include "More than a Few Good Men," which features a multimedia training that focuses on strategies for involving men and boys in gender violence prevention efforts, and includes a strong focus on collaboration with women and the powerful role that bystanders can play.

Post-lecture events will include:

• from 7:30 to 8 p.m., “11 Things Sun Devils Can Do to End Sexual Violence” discussion, and an opportunity for participants to network with each of the student organizations tabling

• from 8 to 9 p.m., a hands-on activity where attendees will create a mosaic puzzle mural by writing a commitment to take action

The event is expected to draw more than 500 students. Several ASU student organizations joined together to bring Katz to campus, including: BBQ Luncheon Central @ ASU, in partnership with the Graduate and Professional Student Association; Undergraduate Student Government; I Always Get Consent; DPC Aware; Man Up; and WOW Factor.