2020-21 SPEAKERS

Wednesday, February 10th, 2021
Virtual Event, 7 - 8:15 pm PST
Peggy Orenstein

New York Times best-selling author, award-winning journalist, and internationally recognized speaker on gender issues, especially those related to teens, sex, and relationships.


Peggy will present cutting-edge research combined with powerful storytelling to discuss:

  • How high school and college guys understand and negotiate the new rules of physical and emotional intimacy (including consent) in a changing world

  • How pornography has become the default sex educator for boys (and girls)

  • How to raise boys to be better men 

Monday, October 19th, 2020
Virtual Event, 5 - 6 pm PST
Lisa Damour, Ph.D.

Psychologist, best-selling author, monthly New York Times columnist, and regular contributor to CBS News who is recognized as a thought leader by the American Psychological Association for her work on stress and anxiety.


Come connect and learn:

  • the difference between healthy and unhealthy stress and anxiety

  • research-based practical solutions to help young people manage tension, toxic stress, and worries, especially during challenging times

  • how to help our sons and daughters build strength and confidence

Our Moderator
Pamela Wu

Director of Communications and Media Relations for UC Davis Health & Contributing Host for Capital Public Radio

Richard and Darlene
In memory of
Kristen Mandelaris
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Our Mission

Davis Parent University (DPU) is a grassroots committee composed of volunteer representatives from the K-12 schools in the Davis Joint Unified School District and St. James.  DPU's mission is to provide high-caliber lectures and programming to our community's parents, caregivers, teachers, and administrators.  We strive to assist PTAs and PTOs in their mission of inspiring and educating parents and advocating for the well-being of every child.