Conference at a Glance

With two days dedicated to professional and personal development, our workshops and plenary sessions are structured to be comprehensive and interactive. There also will be time to network with conference attendees. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be offered through Tennessee Tech University.

Agenda

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Monday, September 9, 2019

6:00 AM Yoga/Workout

  • Gerell Webb

7:30 AM Breakfast and Registration

8:00 AM Opening Plenary – SHIFTing Culture

  • Sharon K. Roberson, President and CEO, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

  • Malcolm Turner, Vice Chancellor, Athletics and University Affairs, Athletics Director, Vanderbilt University

  • Keynote - Terry Crews, Actor, Artist, Activist, 2017 Time Magazine Person of the Year

9:45 AM Networking Break

10:00 AM Workshops: Challenge the Culture

  • Men and Boys Engagement

    • Session #1: Continuum of Male Engagement – How to Mobilize Men

      • Rus Ervin Funk, Co-founder, North American MenEngage Network

    • Session #2: Gender Violence in Middle and High School

      • LaMont Doty, Program Manager, AMEND Together

      • Dr. Tony Majors, Interim Human Resources Chief, Metro Nashville Public Schools

    • Session #3: Role of the Faith Community in Gender Violence Prevention

      • Gil Hanke, CEO, General Commission on United Methodist Men

      • Rashed Fakhruddin, Director of Community Programs, Islamic Center of Nashville

  • Healthy Masculinity: The Athletic Culture – Burn It All Down Podcast

    • Session #4: Panel Discussion – How this Podcast Challenges the Culture that Supports Violence Against Women

      • Shireen Ahmed, Writer, Public Speaker, Award-Winning Sports Activist

      • Jessica Luther, Author, Unsportsmanlike Conduct

      • Amira Rose Davis, Assistant Professor, Penn State University

      • Lindsay Gibbs, Author, ThinkProgress

      • Brenda Elsey, Associate Professor, Hofstra University

Noon Lunch

  • Our Mission to End Gender-Based Violence

    • Keynote: Alejandra Castillo, CEO, YWCA USA

1:30 PM Plenary – SHIFTing Together

  • Panel Discussion: Emerging Issues in Gender Violence Prevention

    • Shan Foster, Vice President, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee and AMEND Together, Moderator

    • Kathy Walsh, Executive Director, TN Coalition to End Domestic & Sexual Violence

  • The Voice of the Sports Community

    • Rita Smith, Senior Advisor to NFL

  • Changing the Narrative

    • Rachel Baribeau, Activist, Sportscaster, SiriusXM ESPNU, #ChangingTheNarrative

3:00 PM Workshops: Cultivating Healthy Relationships

  • Session #1: Interactive Discussion – Healthy Relationships

    • Rus Ervin Funk, Co-founder, North American MenEngage Network

    • Dr. Thurman Webb, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Tennessee State University

  • Session #2: Importance of Healthy Boundaries; Power, Control and Consent

    • DarKenya Waller, Executive Director, Legal Aid Society of Middle TN and the Cumberlands

    • Diane Lance, Department Head, Office of Family Safety

  • Session #3: College Student Panel, Sharing Perspectives on Relationships on College Campuses

    • Moderator: Rachel Baribeau, Activist, Sportscaster, SiriusXM ESPNU, #ChangingTheNarrative

    • Student Panel Leader: Kyle Richard, SUNY-Cortland, student-athlete

  • Session #4: The Next Generation of Manhood - A CALL TO MEN

    • Rickie Houston, Trainer - A CALL TO MEN

7:00 PM Dinner

  • Shan Foster, Vice President, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee and AMEND Together

  • Featured Keynote: NFL Great, Eddie George

Tuesday, September 10, 20196:00 AM Yoga/Workout

  • Gerell Webb

7:30 AM Breakfast

8:30 AM Workshops: Change the Future

  • Session #1: Fostering a Culture of Equity, Equality and Accountability

    • Beth DeBauche, Commissioner, Ohio Valley Conference

    • Brenda Tracy, RN, Activist, Survivor

  • Session #2: Fostering a Culture of Equity, Equality and Accountability

    • Gerald Brown, CEO, Dismas House

    • Captain Michelle Richter, Metro Nashville Police Department, Domestic Violence Division

  • Session #3: A Discussion on New Title IX Regulations

    • Janet Judge, Holland & Knight LLP

  • Session #4: Implementing AMEND Together in Your Community (for YWCA Affiliates)

    • Shan Foster, Vice President, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee and AMEND Together

    • Sharon K. Roberson, President and CEO, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

10:15 AM Closing Plenary – SHIFTing into Action

  • Sharon K. Roberson, President & CEO, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee

  • Shan Foster, Vice President, YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee and AMEND Together

  • Keynote: Brenda Tracy, RN, Activist, Survivor

Noon Conference Ends