Workshop #5 – Silence is No Longer Golden/What You Talking Bout Willis
Wednesday, August 12th @ 10:15am
Presentation Abstract: In this discussion we willl explore ways to be firm, fair, and assertive in changing a culture of conversations surrounding sexual assault, relationship violence, and overall harm. Through activity and dialogue, we will examine how to approach unpacking and or shutting down an abusive, offensive, and harmful speech.
Presenter Name(s): Julius Payne (he, him, his) and Tia Payne (she/her/hers)
Lead Presenter Bio: Julius Payne is a lifelong resident of Akron, Ohio. Currently he is the Program Coordinator in the Center for Sexual and Relationship Violence Support Services at Kent State University. His responsibilities include Green Dot programming and work focusing on discussions of masculinity. Prior to going to Kent State he held a similar position at the Rape Crisis Center of Medina and Summit Counties for five years. He does this work because he wants to positively impact the lives of others through education, awareness and discussion. He enjoys learning about the students that he interacts with while having these discussions and looks forward to a long impactful tenure at Kent.
This publication is supported in part by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Rape Prevention Education, by Grant No. ODH Project Number: 01860214VW0820 awarded to the Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence by the Department of Health. It is also supported in part by VOCA Grant No. 2020-VOCA-132920668; and by subgrant No. 2019-WF-VA7-8919 awarded by the state administering office for the STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the state or the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, the Ohio Department of Health, or the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.