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WOrkshops

Naomi Katz is a speaker and facilitator who offers presentations and workshops for parents, mentors, educators, and young people.

 

Her engaging, warm presence is captivating. Naomi works across cultures and in three languages; her programs transcend social and economic boundaries to reach a wide variety of audiences, both mixed and single-gender. 

 

Programs include:

  • Keynote addresses

  • Half-day workshops

  • Full-day workshops

  • Multiple-day workshops

 

All programs are customized in collaboration with clients.  

Naomi’s work is a call to attention, to recognize that we are the creators of our culture.  

Selected Speaking Topics 

Girls: Sexuality, Social Media and Self Confidence

How can we respond to the myriad influences facing young people today? How do sexualized images affect girls' self-esteem? How can we respond to the pressures these images create for boys?

* This topic can be addressed with youth, parents, educators and organizational leadership. Presentation can be a large assembly and/or breakout sessions in smaller mixed- or single-gender groups.

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Naomi's programs focus on empowering ourselves to take action into our own hands, to understand that we are the builders of our culture and that we drive the changes that we wish to see, beginning with ourselves and echoing into our communities.  Through awareness of the impact of media and our understanding of equality, she offers participants practical strategies to help navigate the myriad influences young people face today.

Testimonials

My two daughters, aged 14 (8th grade) and 11 (5th grade), attend a small, private, International Baccalaureate school in CT.  Naomi Katz visited our school last week as a guest speaker for the middle school students, faculty, and parents.

 

The ripple effect….no, maybe a better description would be tidal wave effect, is still palpable.  She opened a new and very necessary conversation, challenged belief systems, and rocked our little campus.

 

Her speaking style is dynamic and engaging.  The content of her presentations to our community provoked every emotion imaginable, and initiated a dialogue that has permeated our classrooms, hallways, offices and homes.  

 

What is the effect of social media on us? Our children?  How much is too much?  Do we really make our own choices?  What does it truly mean to have a “choice”? How is this tainted by ever-present peer pressure?  What are the societal attributes of a “man” and a “woman”?  How has society distorted what it means for men and women to be “equal”?  Do same and equal mean the same thing? Are strict rules, parental controls, and surveillance of our children’s on-line activities effective parenting strategies?  Are we modeling the behaviors we desire in our kids?

 

 

                                                                                                                       

-Shirley Viscarello, Mother of 2