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Archive for Friday, October 21, 2011

‘Real Men, Real Talk’ the topic of Jana Mackey lecture

October 21, 2011

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Nationally recognized activist and educator Tony Porter is set to deliver this year’s Jana Mackey lecture, “Real Men, Real Talk.”

The talk is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Monday at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union, 1301 Jayhawk Blvd.

Porter is the co-founder of A Call to Men, an organization dedicated to ending violence against women.

He has worked with a number of organizations, including the National Football League and the National Basketball Association.

Porter is the author of “Well Meaning Men ... Breaking Out of the Man Box — Ending Violence Against Women,” and was a guest speaker on the status of women at the United Nations.

The lecture series remembers Jana Mackey, a former Kansas University law student and women’s rights advocate who was killed by her former boyfriend in 2008. The event is free.

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