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Zero Tolerance: Making Society Accountable for Women’s Safety

January 23, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please join the Metro NY Chapter of the U.S. National Committee for UN Women on Thursday, January 23rd as we gather a panel of experts in the fields of law enforcement, academia, media and the law to explore the complex issues of gender-based violence.

This discussion will identify factors that shape societal attitudes about women and serve to sustain such violence. Some of these elements include the portrayals of women in media & film, a pervasive lack of understanding by men as to their role and responsibility to help end gender-based violence as well as social construction of masculinity that facilitates this violence.

This event will provide a public space to hold difficult conversations about the causes, challenges and potential for change regarding this intransigent problem. This is not just an issue for women. It is an issue for all of us.

Program Timeline
6:00 PM – Reception
6:30 PM – UN Women USNC Metro NY Chapter Welcome
7:00 PM – Panel Discussion and Q&A

Panel Speakers
Abigail Disney: Filmmaker and Philanthropist
Michael Guarnieri: Port Authority of NY & NJ
Patricia Latona: Long Island University and Zonta International
Dorchen Leidholdt: Sanctuary for Families and Coalition Against Trafficking in Women
Steven D. Rotolo: Port Authority of NY & NJ

Metro NY Chapter Members: $0
General Admission $10

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