ASU Counselor Education will host Jhally on campus


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Nationally recognized speaker, Dr. Sut Jhally, will speak on the Adams State University campus regarding gender and alcohol use in society. This deals with masculinity, femininity, sexual violence, and how alcohol ties into that. He will be showing video clips from one of his best films, "Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies, and Alcohol."

The Adams State Counselor Education Department, Dr. Mark Manzanares, counselor education associate professor, and Manzanares' multicultural class will sponsor Jhally, communications professor at University of Massachusetts at Amherst, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, in Carson Auditorium, located in the Student Union Building. The event is free and open to the public.

Jhally is recognized for his thought provoking production of Dreamworlds. This groundbreaking work which examines the stories contemporary music videos tell about girls and women encourages viewers to consider how these narratives shape individual and cultural attitudes about sexuality.

Jhally is founder and executive director of the Media Education Foundation (MEF) and has authored numerous books and articles on media (including The Codes of Advertising and Enlightened Racism). He received the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of Massachusetts; the Distinguished Outreach Award, and was selected to deliver a Distinguished Faculty Lecture in 2007. Born in Kenya, raised in England, educated in graduate studies in Canada, he currently lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

For further information regarding Jhally's visit, please contact Christina Harrell at,