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Violence in society Dr. Elena Klaw Psych. 190
Goals for Today �Review agenda and expectations for Final Event: Dec 16 th 8 -9: 30 in MLK 255 �Review grading �Ending violence �Partner Discussion Activities �Oakland Men’s Project
The Virus of Violence �According to Grossman (2009) and what you have learned so far, what causes “the virus of violence? ” �What can/should we do as a society to address it?
Partner Discussion: Can We Have a World without Violence? : Your Role (See Kivel, 2010) �Think of yourself as a peacemaker and conflict resolver. Why might it be hard to to see yourself as some one who has the power and responsibility to make peace in the world around you? �What specific steps can you take to make this goal a reality? � Let’s all Discuss
Partner Discussion Activities (Kivel, 2010) �“If you have daughters, how can you support them to be adventurous, independent, athletic, and confident of succeeding in whatever they do? ” �“If you have sons, how can you help them resist the pressure to be tough, aggressive, and insensitive? How can you teach them to respect women? ” �Let’s all discuss.
Oakland Men’s Project (Kivel, 2010) To CHALLENGE the cycle of violence through active intervention in people’s assumptions. � To EMPOWER individuals to come together and reach beyond/out to each other to build community responses to violence and oppression. � To UNDERSTAND men’s unique training to perpetuate violence, and to challenge each of us to unlearn it. � To SUPPORT the struggle of each person to overcome pain, hurt, and learned helplessness, to heal. � To PROVIDE young people with the information, support, resources, and encouragement they need to create violence-free relationships and communities. �
Kivel (2010) �To UNDERSTAND power and violence are in our lives and in society. � To PROMOTE a variety of powerful and effective alternatives to violence in social and personal situations. �To MODEL, in all of these areas, the powerful role that men can take in breaking the cycle of violence.