Friday, February 19, 2016

Joe Ehrmann - Coming soon to Ashland!

Nonviolence is always a team effort. At the Ashland Center for Nonviolence, we're constantly looking for ways to join forces with friends working in areas that matter. We're especially excited to team up with the Ashland County Community Foundation Women's Fund and the Ashland University Gridiron Club in order to bring Joe Ehrmann to town this March to talk about sports, masculinity, and violence against women.

Joe Ehrmann is a former NFL defensive lineman who is now an educator, author, activist, minister and motivational speaker. He was an All-American football player at Syracuse University, was selected to the Syracuse All-Century Football Team and went on to play professional football for 13 years. He was named the Baltimore Colts “Man of the Year” and was the NFL’s first Ed Block Courage Award winner. Parade Magazine featured him on its cover, naming him “The Most Important Coach in America” because of his work to transform the culture of sports. In addition, he was selected as one of the “Most Influential Sport Educators in America” by the Institute for International Sport and was awarded the Frederick Douglas National Man of the Year for empowering youth to prevent rape and other forms of male violence.

We are delighted to have Joe speaking on two occasions. Join us for both!
  • Friday, March 18 @ 7:00 pm in the Alumni Room, Myers Convocation Center [This event is free and open to the public.]
  • Saturday, March 19, Keynote address for the Sports and Violence Conference [This event is for conference attendees. Click here to register for the conference.]

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