You are invited to attend the Jackson Katz ‘Breakfast with the Guys” on Friday April 11th from 7am to 8:30am at the Florence Filberg Centre. Dr Katz is a leading gender violence educator, author and filmmaker, key architect of the “bystander” approach and founder and director of Mentors in Violence Prevention. Dr Katz will be speaking on the topic of Men’s Leadership in Preventing Violence – The important role men play in leading boys and young men to a healthy understanding of male adult roles. As well he will be addressing the powerful role bystanders play.
Last year in the Comox Valley the RCMP had 929 Domestic Violence files. 188 of which lead to criminal charges. The impacts of domestic violence is costly and long lasting. One of the leading costs of Domestic Violence are losses to employers due to absenteeism related to violence in the home. Male children who are exposed to violence are more likely to be violent themselves and female children exposed to violence are more likely to become victims of violence themselves. Violence knows no limitations. It can affect anyone: sisters, mothers, daughters. There is so much more to talk about on the issue of violence in relationships.
The Comox Valley Transition Society would be happy to dialogue with anyone about the issue. Please contact them if you would like to speak to someone from the organization. In the meantime they are inviting you, as leaders in your business, organization, workplace, neighbourhood, faith community, sports team and family, to attend the Men’s Leadership Breakfast and become leaders in the prevention of violence. Please pass this invitation along as far and wide as you are able.
Tickets to the breakfast are $5.00 each. Please buy a few and bring your co-workers, staff, networks and friends out on April 11th and enjoy a catered breakfast and hear Dr Jackson Katz. Please contact CVTS directly to reserve your tickets.
Dr Katz will also be speaking at a free public event on Thursday evening and to students at Mark Isfeld on Friday morning and Friday afternoon to members of CFB Comox.
CVTS is very grateful to the Community Justice Center for their leadership and work in bringing Dr Katz to the Comox Valley.