"The New FeMENism": Video Screening and Discussion


Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 18:30


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One Billion Watching presents our second event, "The New FeMENism," a collection of talks about men's positive role for social change. The event is free and open to the public. Three videos will be screened (one with Korean subtitles), followed by discussion on Thursday, June 13th, 6:30 PM at Club Realize in Kyungsung: https://www.facebook.com/events/534339143269792/?fref=ts

OUR VISION: One Billion Watching is a film club who meet bi-weekly to share thought-provoking films and hold lively discussions about equality and social change, specifically about addressing gender inequality. We simply gather to enjoy good film, good company, and good discussion. We are open to any and all who wish to join us, and we are a non-partisan, non-religious association. We believe that by discussing social issues in a safe environment we can raise awareness and consider solutions, thereby effecting positive change. Thinking critically is fun and we believe that media has the power to transform and enlighten but that media literacy is an imperatve skill. Join us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/366765320091645/?fref=ts  and see info about our first event here:https://www.facebook.com/events/128854660644291/

For "The New FeMENism," two titles have been selected, with a third TBA.

1) On Violence and Silence by Jackson Katz: http://www.ted.com/talks/jackson_katz_violence_against_women_it_s_a_men_s_issue.html

Jackson Katz is an American educator, filmmaker, and author. He created the Mentors in Violence Prevention program, a gender violence prevention and education program. He has also worked on several documentaries concerning the representation of women and men in media (from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackson_Katz)

2) A Call to Men by Tony Porter (Korean subtitles): http://www.ted.com/talks/tony_porter_a_call_to_men.html

Tony Porter is the visionary behind the nonprofit A Call to Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. Porter is also an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department, having done extensive work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (From his Ted bio,http://www.ted.com/speakers/tony_porter.html)

TEDWomen에서 토니 포터는 모든 남자들에게 "남자처럼 행동" 말라고 요청합니다. 그의 삶에서의 경험담을 말하면서, 이런 사고방식이 어떻게 많은 남자들과 소년들에게 주입되는지와 남자들 서로에게 그리고 여자들에게 무례하게 대하고 학대하며 혹사시킬 수 있음을 보여줍니다. 그의 해결책은 'man box'에서 벗어나라는 것입니다.

Hope to see you June 13th at 6:30 PM at Club Realize! We will have another event at the end of June if you cannot join us, so please stay tuned! We will always post our events on Koreabridge, on Busan Haps' calendar, and in the One Billion Watching facebook group. We host two events per month: one on a week night mid-month and one on a Sunday evening at the end of the month.