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Greensboro “Media, Masculinity, and Culture”
February 26 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pmFree
Media, Masculinity and Culture are three words that are heavily discussed as it relates to males in our society. There are numerous thoughts, ideas and opinions about which influence the other. This workshop is designed to heighten awareness and ignite further conversation around media’s influence on masculinity and usage in our culture. Participants will be motivated to more engage others to connect with males in ways that will foster healthy relationships.
Presented by Walter Johnson, Professional Trainer and Family Educator. Walter has specialized in working with fathers for over twelve years, offering fatherhood programs in settings as varied as prisons, social service agencies, and churches. Walter is passionate about using education as a tool to improve father engagement. He is a North Carolina Certified Parent Educator, with experience as a certified 24/7 Dad Train-the-Trainer through the National Fatherhood Initiative, the largest provider of fatherhood resources and training in the nation. He is also an accredited provider for Triple P Positive Parenting Program. Before working as a Fatherhood Educator, Walter served as Lead Counselor and Coordinator for Creative Development for Elon Homes for Children. Since 2013, Walter has had the opportunity to bring his passion for fatherhood to both human service professionals and family members as an educator working statewide under the Permanency Innovation Initiative in North Carolina. This initiative focuses on improving permanency outcomes for youth at risk of aging out of foster care. Walter graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, is a husband and father of three children, and currently resides in Greensboro.