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2013.04.16 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Communications
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

UNO Student Government Brings Anti-Sexism, Anti-Violence Speaker to Campus
Mayor Suttle to Attend On-Campus Vigil

Omaha - Jackson Katz, an internationally recognized speaker on the issue of gender violence, will speak at University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) on Tuesday, April 16, to speak about violence against women and how men can have a positive impact on negative situations.

UNO’s Student Government (SG-UNO) and the UNO Women’s Resource Center are sponsoring the event, which will be held at 6 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Ballroom (MBSC) on UNO’s Dodge Campus. A “Take Back the Night” candlelight vigil will follow on the MBSC Plaza with Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle attending the event.

Katz’s groundbreaking work in gender violence prevention includes the co-founding of the “Mentors in Violence Prevention” (MVP) program used widely by college and professional sports programs, working on Liz Claiborne’s “Women’s Work” campaign and serving on the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic Violence.

Since 1990, Katz has lectured at over 1,400 colleges, prep schools, high schools, and middle schools in 49 states, and other countries.

UNO Student Senator Jennifer Short, who helped bring Katz to UNO, believes all UNO students and the Omaha community can benefit from attending his lecture.

“Since UNO is such a prestigious and progressive learning institution, we feel it is our responsibility to be proactive in offering educational opportunities regarding our evolving society, to our student body as well as our community,” she said.

For more information on SG-UNO, please visit sguno.unomaha.edu. For more information on Dr. Jackson Katz, please visit www.jacksonkatz.com.

For media requests, please contact Stephanie Montgomery, UNO Student Government public relations officer, at 554.2285.

SG-UNO is the voice of the student body and represents its constituents on a daily basis to the UNO Administration, Faculty, and Staff, as well as the University of Nebraska Board of Regents and the Omaha community.

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