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August 26, 2014 > Discussion on gender violence prevention

Discussion on gender violence prevention

Submitted By Gwen Mitchell/Marina Hinestrosa

The County of Santa Clara Office of WomenÕs Policy and the City of San Jose invite the public to a groundbreaking discussion on gender violence prevention education on Thursday, August 28. Two hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available for LCSWs (Licensed Clinical Social Workers) and MFTÕs (Marriage & Family Therapists) as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences for those who attend the entire workshop. Event is free but reservations are required at

The speaker will be Jackson Katz, Ph.D., Educator, Author, Filmmaker and Cultural Theorist. Katz is a pioneer in gender violence prevention education and cofounder of Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), one of the most widely implemented and influential sexual and relationship abuse prevention programs in schools, colleges, and professional athletics in the North American and beyond. Katz is changing the narrative about violence against women by identifying as a ÒmenÕs issue.Ó He lectures widely around the world on violence, media and masculinity.

In 2013 there were 11 domestic violence related deaths in Santa Clara County. Two of the 11 cases included a domestic violence suspect who committed suicide. Ten minor children lost their mothers in three separate incidents last year. The number of deaths in 2013 is an increase from the nine domestic violence related deaths in 2012. The year prior, there were 17 domestic violence related deaths, which was the largest number of deaths in Santa Clara County since 2003.

Gender Violence Prevention Discussion
Thursday, Aug 28
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater
1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose
RSVP required:
(408) 299-5158

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