Events

« Tuesday October 15, 2013 »
Tue
Start: 7:00 pm
The Odyssey Bookshop, along with the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center, welcomes Sara Elinoff Acker to read and sign her new book, Unclenching Our Fists: Abusive Men on the Journey to Nonviolence. Acker’s book features first-person stories of men from diverse class and racial backgrounds who have made a long-term commitment to end their physical and emotional abuse and controlling behaviors.    Sara Elinoff Acker has been an activist in the battered women’s movement since 1985. She worked in shelter programs in Northern Vermont and Western Massachusetts and in 1992 started the partner contact program at Men Overcoming Violence (MOVE) in Amherst. Acker became a certified batterer intervention group leader in 1996 and ran groups for abusive men for over ten years. She now works as a psychotherapist in private practice.
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