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UNI to host Men's Violence Prevention conference

October 20, 2011

Annette Lynch, professor, applied human sciences and director of UNI's Center for Violence Prevention, 319-273-3054,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The University of Northern Iowa's Men's Leadership Institute in UNI's Center for Violence Prevention (CVP) will host the "Building Capacity for Men's Violence Prevention" conference from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., on Wednesday, Oct. 26, in the Commons Ballroom on the UNI campus.

Keynote speakers include Jackson Katz, co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention Strategies; Elizabeth Miller, chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburg; Feroz Moideen, director of coaching boys into men at Futures Without Violence; and Harry Brod, professor in philosophy and world religions at UNI.

The purpose of the conference is to stimulate thought and discussion around mentoring, being a role model for others and presenting innovative and cutting edge approaches to engaging men in violence prevention strategies on college campuses and in communities across Iowa.

The CVP Men's Leadership Institute is designed to provide participants with new knowledge and skills in bystander intervention strategies, mentoring and enhancing the lives of young people in the community and on college campuses.

This project is supported by a $1 million grant awarded to the University of Northern Iowa by the Violence Against Women Office, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.


For more information, visit or contact Annette Lynch, professor in applied human sciences and director of UNI's CVP at 319-273-3054 or