Indianapolis Peace Institute - Events

The Indianapolis Peace Institute used to hold several events and activities, covering a wide range of topics and subjects. One such activity was the visit of Rebecca Walker in 2005. Rebecca Walker authored books such as 'Black, White and Jewish: Autobiography of a Shifting Self' and edited 'What Makes a Man: 22 Writers Imagine The Future' and 'To Be Real: Telling the Truth and Changing the Face of Feminism', and received the Alex Award from the American Library Association, the Paz y Justicia Award from Vanguard, the Women Who Could Be President Award from the League of Women Voters, and more.

Another activity that took place in 2005 was a panel called Sudan - Pain and Promise, and which featured Indiana peace activists and a Sudanese refugee discussing the crisis in war-torn Sudan. The panelists took a look at what the Sudanese have experienced in the past, as well as their current situation and what the future had in store for them. Attendees had the opportunity to ask questions of the panel and add their opinions to the discussion.

Jackson Katz's “My Gun's Bigger Than Yours: Images of Manhood and Violence in the Media” was yet another of those activities. This slide-lecture was made up of images from popular culture and was delivered in an interactive that allowed the audience to participate and talk about the images presented. Topics covered included professional wrestling, sports, Hollywood films, advertising, and music videos. Jackson Katz founded MVP Strategies, an organization devoted to providing gender violence prevention training and materials to high schools, colleges, law enforcement agencies, the U.S. military services, corporations and community organizations. He also created the award-winning video titled 'Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity.'

Other events that were held included 'The globalization of Law', 'Crisis in Sudan', Crisis in Darfur' and many more.

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