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Dr. Keith Edwards visits University of Richmond on November 15th

Richmond College is pleased to bring Dr. Keith Edwards to campus on November 15th, 2016. Dr. Edwards is a nationally recognized speaker and educator on sexual violence prevention, men’s gender identity, and social justice. Over the past 15 years he has spoken and consulted at over 100 colleges and universities, has given more than 100 national conference presentations, and has written many articles and book chapters on these issues. He has received the ACPA Dissertation of the Year and is a Diamond Honoree of that organization. He was selected to be the co-chair of ACPA’s Presidential Task Force on Sexual Violence Prevention in Higher Education.

Dr. Edwards will be giving two talks during his day at the University. Both events are free and open to the University community:

Putting My Man Face On: College Men’s Gender Identity Development

Tuesday, November 15th | 2:00 PM | Brown-Alley Room

Offered as part of Richmond College’s Masculinities@Richmond series.

Dr. Edwards will share his research on college men’s gender identity development through poignant video stories from research participants to engage the audience. In order to try to meet perceived expectations of what it means to be a man, participants described putting on a performance that was like wearing a mask – a “man face.” Dr. Edwards will focus on how college men can begin to transcend these rigid gender norms individually and collectively and will explore strategies for helping men foster an authentic gender identity development.

Ending Rape: Addressing the Roots of Sexual Violence

Tuesday, November 15th | 7:00 PM | Alice Haynes Room

Often sexual violence efforts on college campuses are reactive, focused on what happens after sexual violence has already happened. Dr. Edwards will focus on what we can do to prevent sexual violence from happening in the first place. He brings his experience as a researcher, scholar, educator, and Title IX investigator to engage audiences in ways that they see that they can be a part of the solution in addressing sexual violence.