Area Colleges Team Up to Host Women’s Rights Activist

DAYTON, OH (9/17/2010) – The University of Dayton, Sinclair Community College, and Wittenberg University are collaborating to host Rus Funk, a national spokesperson working to end men’s violence, on September 22 and 23, 2010.

Funk has been fighting for this cause since 1983. He has counseled victims of sexual and domestic assault and male batterers. He also sits on the board of many organizations for social change and social justice, including the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, the National Training Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence, and the National Association of Social Workers Task Force on Violence Against Women.

Funk has written Stopping Rape: A Challenge for Men, along with numerous articles, chapters, and training manuals. He also co-wrote the Violence Against Women Act.

The three colleges and universities will host several events:

Sinclair Community College
Open presentation at Smith Auditorium
Sinclair Conference Center, Building 12
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Thursday, September 23

University of Dayton
Presentation in Kennedy Union Ballroom
Wednesday, September 22
* The University of Dayton's women and gender studies program, the University of Dayton Women's Center, the University of Dayton Office of the Provost and Southeast Dayton Weed and Seed are sponsoring the event.

Presentation for students
Morning of September 22 or afternoon of September 23
* Presentation hosted by Keith Doubt, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Sociology

For more information, contact Rebecca Whisnant at 937-229-4290.

Natasha Baker
Director of College Relations
P 937/512-2221
M 937/231-4957