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UMW’s Dr. Kilmartin speaking at our sister agency – The Haven in Warsaw

In Events, Sexual Assault Awareness on October 14, 2009 at 8:48 pm

Dr. Christopher Kilmartin of The University of Mary Washington will be the key note speaker at The Haven’s community candlelight vigil on October 26, 2009 at 7:00 pm at Rappahannock Church of Christ, Warsaw, Virginia.  This annual event to honor survivors of domestic violence and to remember those who did not survive, is planned by The Haven to recognize domestic violence awareness month.  The Haven invites the community to come hear Dr. Kilmartin speak and to participate in the candle ceremony.

 Dr. Christopher Kilmartin is a college professor, author, stand-up comedian, actor, playwright, consultant and professional psychologist.  He is a Professor of Psychology at The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.  He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a great deal of experience consulting with businesses, college students, human services workers, and counselors.   In 2007, he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Gender Studies at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

 Dr. Christopher Kilmartin is a college professor, author, stand-up comedian, actor, playwright, consultant and professional psychologist.  He is a Professor of Psychology at The University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.  He holds a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a licensed clinical psychologist who has a great deal of experience consulting with businesses, college students, human services workers, and counselors.   In 2007, he was the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Gender Studies at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

 Drawing on his background as a professional stand-up comedian, Dr. Kilmartin wrote a solo theatre performance on men’s issues entitled Crimes Against Nature.  This work, an integration of his scholarly and performing interests, and performed by the author, debuted in March, 1998 and toured to over 200 campuses and other venues before he retired the performance in 2004.  He is currently touring with a lecture/storytelling hybrid entitled Guy Fi: The Fictions that Rule Men’s Lives.

 Dr. Kilmartin is currently consulting with the United States Naval Academy on a revision of sexual assault and harassment prevention curriculum.  He was President of Division 51 of the American Psychological Association, the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity, in 2008.  Dr. Kilmartin is an internationally-recognized expert on gender and violence prevention.

 The freedoms we fight for around the world also apply right here at home.  Everyone has the right to a safe, violence free, workplace, community and home.  The Haven hopes the community will join us on October 26th to help to raise awareness of domestic violence and to reinforce that there is no place for domestic violence in our communities!

 For more information on The Haven Shelter & Services, Inc. go to www.havenshelter.org or call our office at 804-333-1099 or for help call our hotline at 1-800-22HAVEN.

 Sandra D. Longest
Community Relations Coordinator
Haven Shelter & Services, Inc.
(804) 333-1099  ext. 12

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