Gender Equality in the Classroom Session II: The New Boyhood

Why does it seem so hard to raise a healthy man these days? What is the new masculinity? And what can we, as educators, do to help the next generation of men? For many years, gender equality in the classroom has focused on girls, and rightly so. But all is not well in the new boyhood – and this needs our attention, now! Session II will take a look at how cultural norms still force boys into a traditional box that no longer serves them or society, how we might be inadvertently perpetuating stereotypes that harm boys, and what we can do so the next generation of men will be healthier, happier, and more gender-equal. We’ll also do a quick review of Session I, in case you missed it, and include resources for more learning.This will be an interactive session; we encourage questions, comments, and sharing of stories and resources.

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Women in the World: 2020

What do Billy Porter, vinegar, menstruation taboos, the second shift, and the glass cliff have in common? Come to my Listening to Women talk on February 13, 2020, to find out! We've already been featured in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and the Venice Florida Weekly Arts Scene. Better yet, why not book the entire series? We'll be meeting this year at the Sarasota Art Museum, Sarasota's first contemporary museum located in the newly-renovated historic high school.

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Speaking: St Pete Conference on World Affairs

I'm looking forward to speaking on three panels at the St Petersburg Conference on World Affairs February 12-15. I'll be covering some of my favorite topics: Education in Africa (Sub-Sahara Africa Panel on Thursday), the UN (especially the place of UN Women on Friday's UN Panel), and a look at Violence Against Women (Wednesday). If you're in the area, do sign up! These sessions, and many more, are all free and open to the public. The 2019 St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs is a 3-1/2 Day event with over 30 Panel Discussions held at the University of South Florida…

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October 26: Human Rights

Gulf Coast UN Women/USNC Co-Sponsors: “Gender Rights as Human Rights: Where are We in 2016?” Gender Rights as Human Rights - both locally and globally - was the topic of a panel discussion October 26 at the University of South Florida Sarasota- Manatee. Five panelists shared their experiences and expertise regarding women’s issues in our own local communities and in villages as far away as India and Africa. The Gulf Coast Chapter co-sponsored this event. Scott Osborne, Esq., President of the UN Women/USNC, Gulf Coast Chapter, discussed women in India and how cultural influences can be at odds with the…

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1 Billion Rising – Sarasota Event

As part of the global One Billion Rising movement, Sarasota is hosting two events this Saturday. I'll be a speaker at the afternoon event. See below for Saturday's information, or One Billion Rising for more events and background. 1 BILLION RISING EVENTS THE POWER OF LOVE ABOUT THE EVENT A day-long celebration to end violence against girls and women will feature Golden Globe winner and V-day activist Dylan McDermott.  McDermott will be the keynote speaker at The Power of Love, Sarasota's V-day event, at The Tabernacle Church and School 4141 Desoto Road from 1:00-3:30 PM. A VIP Champagne Reception with…

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CEDAW Presentation

At the UN Women-USNC Chapter annual lunch in Bradenton I presented a quick overview of CEDAW*. This is part of our Cities for CEDAW campaign - a movement which is picking up steam across the US!   * Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women

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