2nd Annual NYC Healthy Teen Relationships Conference: "Transforming Media Into Action

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When:

Friday, May 21, 2010

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

What:

NYC’s Healthy Teen Relationships Coalition presents its second annual conference for 250 NYC teens and youth service providers. Youth and adults from across the city will come together to find ways of “Transforming Media into Action”. The day-long program includes video workshops, films by teens, analysis of gender roles in the media and hands-on art projects.

Who:

NYC HEALTHY TEEN RELATIONSHIPS COALITION
Administration for Children’s Services
Center Against Domestic Violence
The Children’s Aid Society
Columbia Center for Youth Violence Prevention
Day One
Coalition for Gender Equity in Schools
Men Can Stop Rape
Brooklyn District Attorney’s Office
Safe Horizon
Start Strong Bronx
Steps to End Family Violence

Where:

ACS Children’s Center, 492 First Avenue, NY, NY

CONTACT:

Joe Samalin, 914.450.3118; jsamalin@mencanstoprape.org

Sarah Aron, 212.996.1716 x211; saron@childrensaidsociety.org

Transforming Media into Action is the Healthy Teen Relationships Coalition’s 2nd annual conference for youth and youth service providers in New York City. Media in all its forms has been used to speak out against injustice, to exploit, to inspire, to perpetuate stereotypes, and to start revolutions. This conference explores how different types of media influence society and our view of gender and relationships. Conference MC and Bronx legend La Bruja and others help participants find new and creative ways to engage and use media to foster healthy teen relationships and address teen dating violence in NYC. The day also highlights media work that youth are doing all over the city. At the conference, youth and adults join together to create large scale art and media projects.

Workshops include:

• From Barbie to Britney and Legos to Little Wayne: Gender Roles in the Media
• Real Man, Strong Man – Masculinity in the Media
• Teen Dating Abuse in the Digital Age

NYC Healthy Teen Relationships Coalition :

The NYC HTRC is a coalition comprised of city agencies, non-profit organizations, community based organizations, schools, and more that works to address issues of teen dating violence and healthy relationships in New York City.

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