Dr. Elena Klaw Psych. 190 Review agenda and expectations for Final Event: Dec 16th 8-9:30 in MLK 255 Review grading Ending violence Partner Discussion Activities Oakland Men’s Project 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? 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 “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. 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. 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.