Much violence in our society is gender-based. Women and members of the transgender community are far more likely to be victims of violence, and cisgender men are far more likely to be perpetrators. This trend is rooted in how our society understands gender. If we can change the understanding, we can greatly reduce violence. Dr. David von Schlichten, representing the Blackburn Center, will offer clear, practical guidance for how we all can start making a difference today. The Rev. Dr. David von Schlichten, D.Min., Ph.D., M.F.A. is a board member for the Blackburn Center and the coordinator of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program at Seton Hill University.