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Caring & Sharing: Men As Peacemakers: expanding our understanding of masculinity

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Men as Peacemakerswants to promote equality, repair harm and prevent violence against women and children.

Over 85 volunteers a week spend hundreds of hours working on programs like in-school mentoring, restorative justice, sports activities with kids, domestic violence re-entry and healing circles, and
engaging men to prevent violence against women and children.

This interview originally aired on November 30, 2017.

It's Caring & Sharing time again here at KUMD; every year we bring you a special series of interviews – connecting you with local non-profit organizations making a difference in the Northland. Learn about the organizations making a difference all year long - what they give TO the community and what they need FROM us during this holiday season.

Lisa Johnson started her broadcast career anchoring the television news at her high school and spinning country music at KWWK/KOLM Radio in Rochester, Minnesota. She was a reporter and news anchor at KTHI in Fargo, ND (not to mention the host of a children's program called "Lisa's Lane") and a radio reporter and anchor in Moorhead, Bismarck, Wahpeton and Fergus Falls.Since 1991, she has hosted Northland Morning on KUMD. One of the best parts of her job includes "paying it forward" by mentoring upcoming journalists and broadcasters on the student news team that helps produce Northland Morning. She also loves introducing the different people she meets in her job to one another, helping to forge new "community connections" and partnerships.Lisa has amassed a book collection weighing over two tons, and she enjoys reading, photography, volunteering with Animal Allies Humane Society and fantasizing about farmland. She goes to bed at 8pm, long before her daughter, two cats, or three dogs.