Ted Bunch to Present at UNM about ending violence against women

Ted Bunch is an internationally known speaker and activist who works to end violence against women and girls through educating men and boys.

He will present at UNM on Tuesday March 19th through an event sponsored by several groups including the African American Student Services, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico, and the UNM Women’s Resource Center.

Ted Bunch

Bunch educates around the ways patriarchy and misogyny are integrated into our culture and passed on to young children, especially young boys. He also talks about the reasons why frequently men don’t speak up about domestic violence, sexual assault and sexism in general. His presentation will address how men are socialized to see women as having less value, that women on some levels are seen as property of men and that men are frequently taught that women are objects whose purpose is to serve men.
The presentation will engage audience members, specifically boys and men, in ways they can get involved in being a solution to help decrease and possibly end  violence against women and girls. The presentation is for anyone, but specifically designed to help give men and boys resources to help end violence against women.
Bunch is the former director and co-creator of the largest domestic violence program for offenders in America. After working with offenders for several years, he noticed that the treatment programs frequently aren’t effective in helping men stop the violence cycle. Instead he wanted to help change the way the men are taught to think about and interact with women.
Bunch is the co-founder and co-director of A Call to Men, which is an organization that “works to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe.”
If you can’t make the presentation, check out the TED Talk video by Tony Porter, the other founder of A Call to Men.

Event details:
Date: March 19, 2013
For Service Providers and Professionals: 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
*Eligible for 3 Culture CEUs
Located in the Student Union Building (SUB) Ballroom A
For Students and General Public: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Located in the Science and Math Learning Center (SMLC) Auditorium 102
Location: UNM Campus in Albuquerque
Parking: Pay parking is available in the Visitor’s Parking Structure on the corner of Cornell and Redondo on campus.
Presentation will be ASL Interpreted.

Event Sponsors: African American Student Services, Democratic Women of Bernalillo County, Congregation Albert, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Providers, Pi Kappa Alpha, Progressive Women’s Association, Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico, UNM Men of Color Alliance, UNM Men of Color Initiative, and the UNM Women’s Resource Center