EVENT DETAILS UPDATED - Exciting Speakers Visiting Shetland! 22/23rd September

September sees two exciting speakers visiting Shetland – Graham Goulden, from the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, and Michael Kaufman, the co-founder of the White Ribbon Campaign.

The White Ribbon Campaign is the largest effort in the world of men working to end violence against women - is a leading expert on ending violence against women, encouraging active fatherhood, and promoting more positive ideals of manhood.

Michael’s work for the United Nations, governments, non-governmental organizations, women’s groups, trade unions, and corporations has seen him speaking and leading workshops all around the world – his next stop is Shetland!

His positive, engaging talks and workshops are aimed at both men and women, they are world renowned and not to be missed.

There are a number of sessions planned for Michael’s visit to Shetland:

  • Tuesday 22nd September1-2:30pm - lunchtime session for NHS, SIC, voluntary sector, police and other (In the Bressay room, Montfield or VC available) “Working Together: Creating workplaces that are gender equitable, family-friendly, and harassment-free”. Contact: labernethy@nhs.net,Tel: 01595 743083 (Ext. 3083) or sally.hall13@nhs.net
  • Tuesday 22nd September 8.30pm - free public event at the Lerwick Legion - ‘Raising our sons to be good men’
  • Wednesday 23rd September 10am-12 School workshop at Brae High School - Logan Nicolson coordinating. “Equality and Healthy Relationships -- A Student Leadership Workshop” Michael Kaufman and Chief Inspector Graham Goulden (Scottish VRU)

  • Wednesday 23rd September 1-3pm workplace manager's lunch, Town Hall (soup and bannock provided) “Working Together: Creating a Shetland that is gender equitable, family-friendly, and harassment-free”. Book with karen_w.aid@hotmail.com to attend.

To find out more about Michael and his work, including clips from previous talks, visit www.michaelkaufman.com.

Graham Goulden is from the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit, and is keen to talk to education about how they can deliver the Mentors in Violence Prevention programme or the Bystanders programme in Shetland high schools.

You can follow Michael Kaufman and Graham Goulden on twitter to find out more about their work. Keep an eye out for further details on Twitter, Facebook and Healthy Shetland nearer the time.