Summit Workshop Day ~ Tuesday, February 28th, 2012
For the 2012 Summit Workshop Day local, national and international speakers have been invited to share their stories, their expertise and their passion with Brophy students, faculty and staff. We are thrilled at the number and caliber of workshops we are able to offer this year.
Please take time to review the workshop descriptions below before workshop sign-ups begin. Students and teachers will be asked to sign up for three workshops total. Space is limited for each workshop and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis. All workshops will be offered during each of the three rotating workshop periods unless otherwise noted.
Title: Masculinity and Body Image
Presenter(s): Georganne Scheiner Gillis
Association: Women and Gender Studies ASU
Description: This interactive session will attempt to understand the relationship between the body and masculinity, and its significance in men’s lives. We will explore the changing cultural ideal of the male body as represented within the context of popular culture and the media. As the circulation of desirable body images has risen, so has the premium placed on physical attractiveness for men, and, for that matter, the pressure on men to invest in their appearances. We will discuss the idealized images of the male body and the ways in which men fashion ideals of physical appearance, as well the incidence of eating disorders among men.
Title: A More Honorable Manhood: Ignatius of Loyola’s Critique of Traditional Masculinity
Presenter(s): Mr. Tom Donlan
Association: Brophy College Preparatory
Description: Ignatius of Loyola lived in a time when the knight or conquistador was viewed as the ideal kind of man. Both on and off the battlefield, confrontation and violence were often seen as virtuous. This workshop will explore how Ignatius of Loyola encouraged young men of his time to exchange masculinities defined by confrontation and war for a more Gospel-based manhood. The presentation will also suggest how young men can draw on Ignatius’ insights today.
Title: Abstinence: Making the Best Decisions and Overcoming Pressures
Presenter(s): Edie Fluker
Association: North Star Youth Partnership, a program of Catholic Charities
Description: Abstinence: Decision Making and Overcoming Pressures will be an interactive exploration of decision making and sexual pressures. You will engage in discussions on alcohol use, sexual violence, pornography, and determine ways to make the best decisions as well as overcome pressure.
Title: Abortion: The Way Forward
Presenter(s): Trent Horn
Association: Diocese of Phoenix
Description: Should men have an opinion on abortion, or is it just a “women’s issue?” In this workshop, Diocesan respect life coordinator Trent Horn presents a balanced approach that teaches men how to stand up for life while being compassionate towards women who have been involved in an abortion decision.
Title: Sex, Violence and the Media
Presenter(s): Michelle McGibbney Vlahoulis
Association: ASU/Women & Gender Studies
Description: Using current tv shows, horror films, video games and other popular media this workshop will analyze how sex, gender and violence are depicted in the media.
Title: Mass media and youth culture
Presenter(s): Kimber Lanning
Association: Stinkweeds/Local First Arizona
Description: Join the discussion as we examine the changing image of women in rock and pop culture over the past 40 years.
Title: A Brief History of the Forces Behind Male Violence
Presenter(s): Dr. Mary Logan Rothschild
Association: Arizona State University
Description: What are some of the historical forces behind male violence in America, or Western culture more generally? How can history help us understand the present and, more importantly, change the future? This workshop will examine some of the historical, religious and legal traditions that have allowed and even encouraged male violence in our culture. The format of this workshop will be lecture and discussion.
Title: The Global Economics of Gender Discrimination
Presenter(s): Ms. Kelly A. Guffey
Association: Brophy College Preparatory
Description: For thousands of years, societies around the world have had different cultural expectations for men and women. The effects of these differences don’t just impact women, but men too. They also affect our ability to prosper economically and financially. Come find out how small instances of discrimination can lead to a large-scale breakdown of economic systems as well as the degradation of our social moral code.
Location: NW corner of the GH
Title: Drum circle and male wisdom council
Presenter(s): Brad Kuluris
Association: M.A.L.E.s Men as Learners and Elders
Description: The Masculine spiritual journey (Richard Rohr) and Male archetypes (Robert Moore) will be briefly explained. Then the group will participate in a drumming circle, native American cleansing ritual using white sage smudge bundles and a council of males with the traditional talking stick format. The ritual elements are drawn from our Native American brothers here in the southwest. The deep roots of our Judea-Christian faith are used in the spoken prayer and blessings. This is a peek at what young men can experience at a rite of passage weekend held in June each year for graduating seniors and their fathers or mentors.
Location: Front lawn
Title: Gendered Violence
Presenter(s): Kate Harper
Association: Arizona State University
Description: This workshop will discuss the gendered dynamics of a number of violence issues, including dating violence and intimate partner violence, rape and sexual assault, and representations of violence in the media, including sports, music, television, and film.
Title: Maggie’s Place: Where’s Baby Daddy?
Presenter(s): Mary Peterson
Association: Maggie’s Place
Description: Reflections on masculinity from years of offering housing and support to pregnant women who are alone or on the streets.
Title: Refugees in America: From the perspective of women making a new beginning
Presenter(s): Kitty Marquez and a panel of refugee women
Association: Catholic Charities
Description: The workshop will consist of a brief presentation of who refugees are and why the United States welcomes them every year with particular attention to the experience of women. Discussion will also include goals of the U.S. Refugee program and supportive services, as well as opportunities for volunteering. Staff who are former refugees, including Julie Ngirye from Burundi and Shukri Mohamud from Somalia, will be present to share their story and experience.
Title: Male and Female Brain Uniqueness: Understanding Anatomy and Function to Enhance Relationships
Presenter(s): Mr. Chris White
Association: Brophy College Preparatory
Description: Workshop will discuss male and female brain anatomy and function, including details of development, structure, and physiology, within the context of adolescence. Goal is to highlight similarities and differences to foster enhanced relationships and leave attendees marveling at God’s creation.
Title: Jesus and Masculinity at the Movies
Presenter(s): Joey Eschrich
Association: Arizona State University, Women & Gender Studies
Description: “In this workshop, we will be looking at how mainstream movies about Jesus of Nazareth contribute to cultural myths about masculinity. These films, seeking to portray Jesus in a way that will be appealing to American film audiences, end up relying on misogyny, homophobia, and racism to define Jesus as properly masculine.
These patterns distort the Gospel accounts and encourage audiences to glorify a negative and damaging set of beliefs about manhood. Ultimately, they reveal a paranoia about Jesus being perceived by audiences as “”not man enough.”"
We will also look some alternative ways that Jesus is depicted in independent and foreign films, considering how they might provide more balanced, positive, and complex cultural models for masculinity. ”
Title: Journey Past Pain-Dating Dynamics & It’s Impact on Relationships
Presenter(s): Lorel Stevens
Association: Journey Past Pain
Description: Personal story of a 12 year domestic violence relationship that began in high school and it’s impact to our family. What red flags came up, what preventative measures could have helped and what resources were ultimately most helpful to break the cycle.
Location: SW corner of GH
Title: Theology of the Body: Humanizing and Divinizing
Presenter(s): Jimmy Tricco
Association: Xavier College Preparatory, Palm Desert
Description: The Theology of the Body workshop invites participants to open their minds and hearts to the challenges of love. Emphasis will be placed on understanding human sexuality and the responsibility of creating a more loving humanity.
Title: Men Create Safety
Presenter(s): Paul Bernabei
Association: Top 20 Training
Description: Men are responsible for developing the potential of others. This session will present four everyday ways that young men in high school and in their future careers and relationships can develop the potential of others by creating a culture of safety.
Title: Pornography and the Objectification of Women
Presenter(s): Ryan Hubbell
Description: This workshop will take a critical look at pornography’s increasing presence in popular culture. We will examine both spiritual and political arguments against pornography and consider its implications on cultural attitudes towards women.
Title: Gender Roles in TV
Presenter(s): Mr. Lane McShane
Description: “This workshop will examine gender relations through the medium of television. We will consider the intricacies of TV including:
-The politics of time slots and censorship
-The effect of narrative length upon messages of resistance”
Title: Being a Stay at Home Dad
Presenter(s): Mr. Jose Leyba
Description: A former Brophy teacher who left for a tougher job…taking care of his kids.
Title: Q&A with Dr. Kimmel
Presenter(s): Dr. Kimmel
Association: SUNY Stony Brook
Description: Question and answer session with Dr. Kimmel following his keynote.
Title: The Dramatic Man
Presenter(s): Michelle Hill
Description: This workshop with examine representations of masculinity in the Pulitzer Prize Plays.
Title: The Psychology of Gender Differences
Presenter(s): Matt Williams
Description: “What makes boys like blue and girls like pink? Are gender differences learned or are they genetic? How different are men and women, and how are they similar?
In this workshop, we will look at gender differences through the lens of psychology. Students will learn about causes of gender differences and similarities through lecture, media, and interactive collaboration.”
Title: Cowards to Warriors
Presenter(s): Calvin Terrell
Association: Social Centric
Description: This workshop will examine the intersection of gender, race and class. Specifically, Mr. Terrell will discuss the invisibility of privilege and will call students to critique their own positions of power.
Title: Successful Local Women Business Owners
Presenter(s): Teresa Stickler, Shaun Breese and Georganne Bryant
Association: Melrose Pharmacy and Urban Cookies
Description: Learn what challenges local women business owners had to overcome to have successful businesses. Learn how they have made an impact in their community. This workshop can empower you to dream big and make a difference.
Title: Moving from responding to preventing …the Solutions movement
Presenter(s): Stephanie Orr, M.C.
Association: Casa Center for Prevention of Abuse and Violence
Description: “In the 70′s the crisis, counseling and shelter “”response”" movement to violence was started. The future is in prevention of bullying, racism, abuse and violence by teaching positive relationship and emotional intelligence skills. Through out the country men are getting involved in clubs, and activities which promote it is cool to be kind, positive and build empathy to celebrate differences and commonalities. This work is providing exciting career opportunities as well to become involved in the
Emotional Intelligence movement at home, school, work and the community! The movement is exciting, fun and positively powerful!!! ”