PLANO (Jan. 21, 2016) — In an effort to bring awareness to the issue of the civil treatment of women, Collin College has partnered with the Collin County Council on Family Violence, an initiative of the Junior League of Collin County, to host Dr. Michael Kimmel, a nationally known speaker, author and filmmaker, on Thursday, Feb. 4 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Collin College Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center, located at 2800 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. in Plano. This event is free and open to the public.

Kimmel is a spokesperson of the National Organization for Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) and a longtime feminist. In 2013, he founded the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities at Stony Brook University, where he is executive director.

This event is a part of the Collin College Dignity Initiative, a multi-year effort sponsored by the Collin College Committee Against Gender Violence and Oppression. Through a partnership with the ongoing efforts of the Collin County Council on Family Violence, these groups have coordinated events that will educate the campus and larger community about how to end gender-based oppression. The initiative proposes a future in which women are treated with respect and honored as valuable members of cultures around the world.

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Collin College is a community college located in North Texas’ Collin County, the only public college in the county. One of the fastest-growing community colleges or universities in Texas, the college serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. With seven campuses throughout the college district, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and workforce development. Collin College has locations in Plano (Spring Creek Campus), McKinney (Central Park Campus) and Frisco (Preston Ridge Campus). In addition, there are satellite centers in Allen, Plano and Rockwall. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas. For more information, visit