Written by Christopher Herman
Willimantic, Conn. -- Mike Domitrz, founder of The Date Safe Project, will be speaking from 6-7 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center at Eastern Connecticut State University. The public is invited. Admission is free.
Domitrz has traveled the country for more than a decade to teach and lecture to students, parents, educators, professionals, organizations and the news media. His lecture series, "Can I Kiss You?" addresses sensitive issues such as healthy dating, consent, date rape and sexual assault awareness. He balances humor and candor to create a comfortable environment for students. He advises parents on how to teach their sons and daughters to make the right decisions on dating, intimacy, alcohol, drugs and helping friends.
Domitrz created the Date Safe Project and the Can I Kiss You lecture series after his sister was the victim of rape. This traumatic event compelled Domitrz to want to make a difference. He began a one-person show that powerfully uses the tool of humor to connect with students. This lecture series is presented in schools, universities, military installations and numerous other organizations. The Date Safe Project, established in 2003, creates educational materials on consent, respect, sexual assault, and supporting survivors of sexual abuse.
For more information, call Eastern's Women's Center at (860) 465-4313.