The University of New Mexico African American Student Services presents "Why Good Men are Silent: How men and boys can be the solution to ending all forms of violence against women and girls," with speaker Ted Bunch on Tuesday, March 19. A lecture for service providers and professionals will be held from 1:30 - 4 p.m. in the SUB Ballroom A, and for students and the public, from 7 - 8 p.m. in the Science and Math Learning Center auditorium.

Bunch examines how all men are socialized to see women as having less value than men, how women are on some level seen as the property of men and how men are often taught that women are objects here to serve men.

Bunch also engages the audience in ways that men and boys can get involved and actually be the solution to ending domestic violence and all forms of violence against women and girls, and to provide practical approaches to a healthier and more respectful manhood.

Bunch is co-founder and co-director of A Call to Men. He is recognized both nationally and internationally for his expertise in organizing and educating men in the effort to create a healthier and more respectful manhood. He is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department, and was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a committee member to UNiTE, an international network of male leaders working to end violence against women.

Other sponsors include Democratic Women of Bernalillo County, Congregation Albert, New Mexico Coalition Against Domestic Violence, News Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Pi Kappa Alpha, Progressive Women's Association, Rape Crisis Center of Central New Mexico, UNM Men of Color Alliance, UNM Men of Color Initiative and UNM Women's Resource Center.

For more information and to register, visit www.nmcadv.org