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Sept. 22: “Honor-Based Violence, A Local Response to Global Challenges”

Inspector Allen Davis of the Metropolitan Police Service in London will visit Metropolitan State University to discuss the United Kingdom National Police response to honor-based violence (prosecution, protection, prevention, partnership) and advise on how Minnesotans can develop a multiagency response to the violence hidden from view in our communities.

Inspector Davis joined the Metropolitan Police Service in 1996 and leads the partnership team in the Child Abuse and Sexual Offences Command, a specialist unit of 1,300 officers responsible for child protection and rape investigation in London. He leads Project Azure, Scotland Yard’s strategic response to female genital mutilation and breast ironing, and Project Violet, the response to child abuse linked to faith or belief (e.g. witchcraft and spirit possession). Inspector Davis is also national lead for Operation Limelight, a high-profile, multi-agency safeguarding operation deployed at the UK border. Operation Limelight focuses on a range of harmful practices, including human trafficking.

The program will be 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Friday, Sept. 22
Metropolitan State University, Saint Paul Campus
Library and Learning Center, room 302 (Ecolab)

Click here to download the event flyer

Light refreshments will be provided. This event is co-sponsored by the Metropolitan State’s School of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice and the Equal Opportunity and Diversity Office. Contact James Densley at james.densley@metrostate.edu.

April 4–8: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Week

Sexual violence is unacceptable but far too often it is accepted as part of cultural or societal norms the world over. How do we change these norms? It starts with respect and understanding. It starts when one person decides to speak up and others follow that cue. It starts with all of us. This year, Metropolitan State is participating in It’s On Us, a national public awareness campaign to help prevent campus sexual assault.

Melanie DeMore
Vocalist Melanie DeMore performs Thursday, April 7.

Metropolitan State University is committed to providing an environment free of sexual violence. Events this week include several opportunities to sign a pledge to end sexual violence, movie screenings and a chance to hear an outstanding vocal activist. Events are co-sponsored with Student Life Leadership and Development, Student Affairs and Affirmative Action and Join the university in preventing sexual violence by attending campus events April 4–8. Download the flyer.  See the schedule below.

 

Monday, April 4

Time Location Event
11 a.m.–1 p.m. Great Hall, Saint Paul Campus Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources. Counseling Services will be conducting trauma screening.
4–6 p.m. Common Space, Management Education Center Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources.
5–7 p.m. Student Center, Saint Paul Campus Movie screening of the documentary Hunting Ground. Roundtable discussion to follow.

Tuesday, April 5

Time Location Event
Noon–1 p.m. Science Education Center, Saint Paul Campus Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources.
1–3 p.m. Student Center, Saint Paul Campus Movie screening of the documentary Hunting Ground. Roundtable discussion to follow.
3–5 p.m. Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources.

Wednesday, April 6

Time Location Event
3­–5 p.m. Library and Learning Center, Saint Paul Campus Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources.
5–7 p.m. Student Center, Saint Paul Campus Sexual violence support and advocate training with survivor Sarah Super.          E-mail kelly.vonruden @metrostate.edu to register. Dinner is provided for participants.

Thursday, April 7

Time Location Event
3­–4 p.m. Student Center, Saint Paul Campus Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources.
5–7 p.m. Student Center, Saint Paul Campus Sexual violence awareness and prevention event featuring volcalist Melanie DeMore and victims sharing their stories.

Friday, April 8

Time Location Event
3­–5 p.m. Midway Center Sign the pledge to end sexual violence and get prevention resources.

 

April 13: Law Enforcement Opportunities Career Fair

LEOlogo_medium-H.gifMetropolitan State hosts the Law Enforcement Opportunities 25th Annual Career Fair, 10 a.m.–3 p.m., Wednesday, April 13, at the Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Education Center, Brooklyn Park. This event is free and open to the public.

The career fair provides an opportunity for attendees to meet representatives from law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections and higher education to learn about career and educational opportunities in these professions. Representatives from local, county, state and federal law enforcement, criminal justice, corrections agencies and higher education institutions recruit and provide information on job openings and educational requirements.

Law Enforcement Opportunities is dedicated to promoting and increasing cultural diversity in law enforcement, criminal justice and corrections; providing education to communities of color and women regarding career opportunities within these professions; and assisting law enforcement, criminal justice, educational organizations, and corrections agencies in the recruitment of these populations. For more information visit this link.

LECJEC professors publish article on community-engaged scholarship

Professor Anne Cross and Associate Professor Deborah Eckberg recently published “Jigsaw Research Communities: Coordinating Research and Service Across Multiple Courses to Serve a Single Community Partner” in the Journal of Public Scholarship in Higher Education—a creative example of community-engaged scholarship developed in close collaboration with a community partner

Read more about their innovative approach of working across courses, disciplines and graduate and undergraduate education at this link.