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Responding to increased demand for a focus on helping young people navigate a highly sexualised world, Glen and Melinda will help parents understand the challenges posed by explicit sexual imagery and messages (including pornography), and also the many issues surrounding sexuality and respect in relationships.
Glen and Melinda will work with Year 8-12 students during school time. Glen will present “Men of Honour” to the boys. Glen’s unique and widely respected Men of Honour program, fearlessly tackles the often difficult issues that boys face in growing up. Melinda will present her session “Thin, hot and sexy” to the girls. Melinda is probably the world’s best presenter on the damage advertisers and pornography do to our children and teens – often when we don’t even know.
Students are not permitted to attend, as this free session is aimed at parents but you are welcome to bring along family and friends. Please see address details below and email directly to the contact for any queries.
Author, speaker and media commentator, blogger and advocate for women and girls Melinda Tankard Reist is coming to speak at Kingaroy State High School at a talk open to the public next month.
Organiser Lynda Lange said anybody was welcome to come to the community talk at the St Johns Lutheran Church Hall, Ivy St Kingaroy on May 4 at 7pm. "Melinda Tankard Reist is coming to Kingaroy to give a talk on the damage that advertisers and pornography have on young people,” Mrs Lange said.
Register now for the first Australian Summit Against Sexual Exploitation where, together, we will expose the seamless connection between sexual exploitation and pornography, objectification in advertising, sex trafficking and prostitution, and child sexual exploitation.
Our speakers will comprehensively address these issues over two days as we move forward together to a world without sexual exploitation.
The Summit begins on Friday night from 6:30pm to 9:30pm and continues on Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
We will be hearing from a number of leading voices in this area including Dr Caroline Norma; author and academic from RMIT University, Melbourne, Melinda Tankard Reist of Collective Shout, Toowoomba City Council Mayor Paul Antonio and Hetty Johnston AM of Bravehearts.
Melinda Tankard Reist will be presenting on how pornography is contributing to violence against women.
Tickets are limited so please register early to ensure your place.
When body image activist Taryn Brumfitt posted an unconventional before-and-after photograph in 2013, it was seen by more than 100 million worldwide and sparked an international media frenzy. In her forceful debut, Brumfitt continues her crusade exploring the global issue of body loathing. She travels the world to interview an impressive range of women about their attitudes to their bodies, including: Mia Freedman, the youngest ever editor of the Australian edition of Cosmopolitan; Adelaide researcher Professor Marika Tiggemann; Collective Shout co-founder Melinda Tankard Reist; body image blogger Jess Baker (a.k.a. The Militant Baker); and motivational speaker Turia Pitt.
The world of the 21st century adolescent: how can we address this over sexualized culture and raise happy, healthy and resilient children?
Author, speaker, media commentator and blogger Melinda Tankard Reist will explore how the abundance of sexualized images and messages contributes to a distorted view of bodies, relationships and sexuality in young people, hampering their physical, emotional and social development.
Please note this event is not suitable for students, only for parents and guardians of male and female students of all ages.
Tickets: $5.00 (include wine and cheese on arrival)
Book your tickets for this WES Talk event at: www.wesley.wa.edu.au/event/wes-talk-melinda-tankard-reist
For further information on this event, please contact Wesley College directly via their website.
Top experts speak on issues affecting children and teens.
Topics include: tackling anxiety in young people, building resilience strategies in children and teenagers, helping our girls develop a healthy body image and much more.
Melinda Tankard Reist, author, activist and founder of Collective Shout will be speaking on the sexualisation of children.
This one day only conference is suited to parents of children and teenagers, Youth leaders, Chaplains, Teachers & Ed Support staff.
Ticket prices are $69 per person. Please note: ***this ticket fee does not include food or drinks. A café is open on site and you are welcome to BYO food and drinks for the day.
Please book your tickets direct via the Resilient kids conference web site here.