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Washburn Distinguished Lecture to Delve into “The Bro Code”

Cazenovia College honor students prompt investigation into how society continues to reinforce sexism in men
Cazenovia, N.Y.  – (March 14, 2014)  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 Cazenovia College faculty 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 www.mediaed.org/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=246 and 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 Professor Grazyna Kozaczka at 315-655-7302, or gkozaczka@cazenovia.edu.

Cazenovia College, founded in 1824, is an independent, co-educational, baccalaureate college located near Syracuse, N.Y., offering baccalaureate programs in the liberal arts and professional studies. Embracing student success as its primary mission, the College comprises a diverse yet close-knit residential community that fosters intellectual, social, and ethical growth. Our experiential and co-curricular learning opportunities and dedicated team of faculty and staff provide for an individualized educational experience that balances academic and student life. Cazenovia, named one of "America’s Best Colleges" by U.S. News & World Report, is also a national College of Distinction. For more information, visit http://www.cazenovia.edu.
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