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Event at MCC Seeks to Reduce Societal Violence (03/31/2014)

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Features Co-founder of International Mentors in Violence Prevention Program
WHAT: Jackson Katz, Ph.D., an international educator on gender violence prevention and an author, will give talks on “Manhood and American Culture” as part of Monroe Community College’s Enough is Enough Week campaign aimed at promoting peace and reducing violence. He is the co-founder of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program, a model that MCC adopted in 2010 to provide members of MCC and the local community with an opportunity for extensive training on violence prevention.

WHERE: Fourth floor of MCC’s Damon City Campus, 228 E. Main St. in Rochester

WHEN: Wednesday, April 2

-- Noon-1 p.m., open to the MCC community only; followed by a Brighton Campus event 2-4 p.m. in which several graduates of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program at MCC will speak about how they are using their training to promote a positive environment in schools and their communities.

-- 7-8:30 p.m. in the Warshof Conference Center, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center on MCC’s Brighton Campus, 1000 E. Henrietta Road; free and open to the public.

DETAILS: More than 150 people from about 15 different area community groups and agencies have completed the three-day Mentors in Violence Prevention program at MCC and become certified to train others since its inception in 2010. The program’s goal is for graduates to take their knowledge and skills into the Rochester-area community and create sustaining environments that discourage violence. MCC is one of only three schools — and the only community college — in the world to offer this free training and to infuse it into academic coursework, including internships, and co-curricular programs.

MCC’s Enough is Enough Week is part of the national Enough is Enough awareness campaign to help stem societal violence.

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