Washburn Distinguished Lecture

Event Date(s): 
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 2:45pm
McDonald Lecture Hall, Eckel Hall
The Cazenovia College Honors Program will host the Annual Washburn Distinguished Lecture on Monday, March 24 at 2:45 p.m.,  in the McDonald Lecture Hall, located in Eckel Hall on the Cazenovia College campus.  

This year’s Washburn Lecture will feature an investigation into how media and society continue to reinforce sexism in men with the showing of a documentary by Thomas Keith, “The Bro Code: How Contemporary Culture Creates Sexist Men.”  A panel discussion, to be moderated by Cazenovia College students and Lecture organizers Patience Misner (Margaretville, N.Y.) and McCauley Cannizzo (Niskayuna, N.Y.), will follow the documentary and consist of the following panelists:

Dr. Rachel Dinero, Associate Professor of Psychology, Cazenovia College
Mr. Tom Eschen,  Weekend Sports Anchor/Multimedia Journalist, CNY Central (WSTM-TV3)
Ms. Farah Jadran, Managing Editor, Syracuse Woman Magazine
Dr. Warren Olin-Ammentorp, Professor of English, Cazenovia College

According to the Media Education Foundation website, “The Bro Code makes a powerful case that there's nothing normal, natural, or inevitable about this toxic ideal of American manhood, and challenges young people to fight back against the resurgent idea that being a "bro" -- and a man -- means glorifying sexism, bullying, and abuse.

For additional information about the documentary, visit http://www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=246 and http://www.tomkeith.net/bro-code-blog.

The Annual Washburn Distinguished Lecture was created by College Trustee and Professor Emerita Margery A. Pinet to honor the memory of her parents, the Rev. Gordon H. and Mrs. Dorothy M. Washburn. The event, free and open to the public, is an initiative of the All-College Honors Program.  For information about the lecture series, contact Grazyna Kozaczka at 315-655-7302, or gkozaczka@cazenovia.edu.