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Annual AHIMSA Lecture

Monday, September 29, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm

Storrs Campus
Dodd Ctr/Konover Auditorium

"Silent Majorities": Preventing Violence Through Bystander Intervention

Focused on the principles of non-violence and non-harm, “ahimsa” prompts us to rethink, re-envision, and re-imagine ways in which we can, to paraphrase Mahatma Gandhi, be the change we want to see in the world. This year’s lecture concentrates its attention on bystander intervention and features Dr. Dorothy J. Edwards. Dr. Dorothy J. Edwards, author of the “Green Dot etc. Violence Prevention Strategy,” holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Texas Woman’s University. Prior to her current position, serving as the Executive Director of Green Dot, etc., a center dedicated to effective intervention and prevention of power-based personal violence, Dr. Edwards served for five years as the founding Director of the University of Kentucky Violence Intervention and Prevention Center. She has worked in both counseling and teaching capacities in higher education at Appalachian State University and Texas Women’s University as well as founding the Community Education Program at Denton County Friends of the Family, addressing sexual assault and relationship violence. With a specialty in primary prevention, she provides training and consultation in the areas of power-based personal violence, organizational capacity building, program implementation, strategic planning and community mobilization. Dr. Edwards is currently working with government entities, state coalitions, military, non-profits, community organizations, high schools and colleges from around the globe. This event, hosted by the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute and the Women's, Gender, and Sexualities Program in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is generously sponsored by the Office of the President, the Office of Diversity and Equity, the Jain Center of Greater Hartford, the Asian American Cultural Center, the Women’s Center, the Puerto Rican/Latin American Cultural Center, the African American Cultural Center, and the Rainbow Center.

Contact:

asacc@uconn.edu

Asian American Cultural Center (primary), Asian American Studies Institute, First Year Programs & Learning Communities, Women's Center

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