When: Mon., Sept. 13 and Tue., Sept. 14 2010
In the mid-2000s, University of Kentucky professor Dorothy Edwards formulated and then founded Green Dot Strategy, a violence-prevention initiative stressing that society should not tolerate sexual violence, interpersonal violence, stalking or child abuse. Edwards has struck a chord with Green Dot, and her team at UK’s Violence Intervention and Prevention Center continues to gain national attention. Occasionally taking the message and mission on the road, the passionate Edwards hits Nashville for this two-day session of Green Dot-ness, during which she’ll share ideas that have aided government entities, state coalitions, the military and non-profits. Edwards writes on the Dot website, “I don’t know all the answers. I have no ulterior motives. Green Dot is my best guess thus far.” Green Dot has garnered favor with college students in particular. Of note, a Green Dot-themed Facebook page serves the University of Missouri community. Vanderbilt is next to be Green Dot-ted.