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Activist Jeff Bucholtz To Speak at Domestic Violence Awareness Lecture

 “A Way From Violence” topic of lecture and documentary

The Violence Prevention and Response Program at the University of Missouri-Kansas City is hosting activist Jeff Bucholtz, director of We End Violence, to speak on ending sexual violence and the responsibility of males.

Bucholtz’s lecture, “A Way From Violence,” will take place at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27 in Pierson Auditorium, Atterbury Student Success Center, 5000 Holmes St. The event is free and open to students, staff, faculty and community.

In this educational performance and documentary, Bucholtz uses dramatic monologues and the spoken word to address how different forms of oppression create a culture in which sexual violence is more likely to occur. The performance includes both comedic and dramatic content, and is designed for mature audiences. For more information, visit We END Violence.

All are welcome to participate in “A Way From Violence,” as it is intended to unite women and those who most often face violence in the community and their supporters.

Bucholtz has worked as an activist and public speaker against gender violence during Domestic Violence Awareness Month for the past 11 years. The mission of We End Violence includes: make the culture a safer place for survivors of violence to share their stories; identify healthier ways to experience, express and teach gender and sexuality; encourage men to see their role in prevention; and build alliances that will empower people to speak out.

The lecture is sponsored in collaboration with the UMKC Title IX Office, Office of Student Involvement and the Women’s Center.

Designated as Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October brings an annual opportunity to focus awareness on sexual violence and its prevention. Information on the national campaign and events is available at the Domestic Violence Awareness Project.

No RSVP is required. For more information, contact Kacie Otto at 816-235-5560 or visit the Violence Prevention and Response Program website.

 


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