Invite author Hank Nuwer to your campus. Represented by Michael Ayalon of Greek University. Available for HazingPrevention Week 2020.
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Hazing Horrors – with Hope on the Horizon: Book Hank Nuwer for Your Group
Hank Nuwer’s informative and emotionally stirring presentations condense what he has learned as a Greek pledge and fraternity member, longtime sports participant and, especially, as a anti-hazing historian for more than 40 years who has written five celebrated books and countless articles on the topic.
As a journalist, Nuwer knows that the best way to educate audiences and readers is to engage them with true-life stories that empower everyone present to seek the hazing reforms needed to save lives, avoid devasting health problems, and ensure all members of all types of organizations receive the dignity and respect they deserve.
Nuwer tailors his presentations to specific needs and requests of his audiences , which include not only students, but also professionals in student affairs, Greek life, athletics, education administration, health care, criminal justice, and the military.
He employs the power of fact with an appeal to reason and each attendee’s sense of justice. He passionately believes that great organizations are made up of great individuals. He has a powerful voice that stays with audiences long after he leaves the stage. Every one of his talks is well-researched and never “canned.” His well-documented, well-sourced research has been cited by dozens of major news outlets around the world.
As a result of Hank Nuwer’s presentation, attendees will:
· Deeply understand hazing through clear-cut, real-life examples that explain and illustrate the nuances that make certain behaviors rise to the level of hazing activities.
· Know seven key indicators that distinguish illicit behaviors from criminally illegal activities. They will take to heart examples of seemingly or so-called harmless hazing that exploded to the category of criminal activity.
· Understand historical and contemporary best-practices that involve students in hazing prevention strategies.
· Be aware of the consequences and responsibilities of individuals, organizations, teams, bands and institutions when a hazing comes to private and/or public light. They will learn why hazing by so-called renegade, unaffiliated chapters has become a particularly deadly menace.
–Be aware of the efforts of Hank Nuwer Anti-Hazing Heroes and other anti-hazing initiatives that provide advice and support.
While attendees will come away educated about the realities of hazing after learning about high-profile cases, they will also be enlightened by little-known hazing examples that Nuwer has compiled in his 40-plus years of researching and writing about hazing. Examples will come from case histories of freshman hazing, fraternity and sorority hazing, high school hazing, occupational hazing and athletic team hazing. Attendees will learn that hazing is an Equal Opportunity Hazard for students of all races, genders, and members of certain occupations.
Overall, Nuwer’s message is one of hope, of compassion, of dignity, of solid journalism; and of reliable data and compelling human interest stories to mobilize the fight against hazing.
PRESENTATION: Welcoming Student Athletes: Ending Hazing in Sports
Hank Nuwer’s riveting presentations put together all he has learned as a professor of sports communication, longtime sports participant, contributor to the USA’s best known sports magazines and a participatory journalist who has played professional baseball in spring training, participated in rodeo, and trained with an Olympic gold medalist. His past presentations have been as a keynote speaker for an NCAA National Conference and schools as large as the University of Michigan and as small as Transylvania, Dartmouth, and Gustav Adolphus. His work has been lauded on the pages of Sports Illustrated, Sports Illustrated for Kids, ESPN Magazine and NCAA Champion. You’ve seen him on Bryant Gumbel’s Real Sports, Bob Ley’s Outside the Lines and the Stephen A. Smith Show.
Nuwer educates male and female coaches, athletes and athletic directors with fact-based performances that encourage hazing reforms to spare elite programs the cost of lawsuits, players hurt by initiations, suspended seasons and destroyed reputations.
He employs the power of fact with an appeal to reason and each attendee’s sense of justice and sportsmanship. He passionately believes that great organizations are made up of great individuals. He has a powerful voice that stays with audiences long after he leaves the stage. Every one of his talks is well-researched and never “canned.”
He typically offers a single program for all coaches and athletes or offers same-day multiple presentations broken down for coaches and staff, male athletes and female athletes depending on your school’s needs. The cost is the same for either choice.
Nuwer believes passionately that hazing has no place in athletics. He gives his best every presentation and vows “to leave nothing on the floor.” Overall, Nuwer’s message is one of hope, of compassion, of dignity, of solid journalism; and of reliable data and compelling human interest stories to mobilize the fight against hazing.
By the end of the presentation, coaches and athletes will be able to:
1. Deeply understand sports hazing through clear-cut, real-life examples that explain and illustrate the nuances that make certain initiations rise to the level of hazing activities.
2. Know seven key indicators that have led to college sports seasons being cancelled.
3. Understand historical examples that show how sports hazing goes back more than a century ago.
4. Be aware of the consequences and responsibilities of individuals and teams when so-called “sexual hazing” destroys individuals and programs
5. Be aware of the efforts of individual sports stars and coaches to make hazing a thing of the past.
Intended Audience: Male and female athletes, coaches, trainers, and athletic directors
Recent Talks Prior to Coronavirus Pandemic:
Presented to group of activists who sadly had lost one of their children in fraternity hazing (below):
Presented the Northeast Greek Association’s Hank Nuwer Antihazing Award in Baltimore on Feb. 28, 2020.
Previous Presentation: Warsaw School of Criminology and Penitentiaries–Dec. 3, 2019, Warsaw. Poland
Thank you for your interest. My topics of expertise as a journalist include hazing, hazing in athletics, dangerous drinking, Title IX law and a hazing lawsuit, and hazing prevention.
I’ve put on full-day workshops and presentations for coaches and athletes at NFHS annual meetings, the University of Michigan, Regis University and Gustav Adolphus.
BOOK CLUB INFO:
BOOK CLUB SPECIAL: Availability for free with your club’s discussion of “Sons of the Dawn” and/or “Hazing: Destroying: Young Lives.” If you’d like Hank to join a 20-minute discussion with your reading group via Skype or Google Hangouts; email him at Hnuwer@hanknuwer.com. There is no fee for book-club chats.