Tony Porter Events

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Workshop #1 Redefining Masculinity: Leadership in Violence Prevention
When: October 9, 10:00-12:00PM
Where: Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC)
What: The majority of men don't perpetrate violence against women and girls. What men are responsible for is creating, maintaining and benefiting from the culture that's required for the violence to exist. This workshop will focus on shifting the norms of how we define and understand manhood/masculinity. Mr Porter will examine the social norms, culture and traditional images of manhood that have created an environment that supports, tolerates and often encourages men’s violence against women. Workshop participants will reflect on the “man box” - what are the ideas and messages in it? How does it impact men? How does it impact the women and girls in men's’ lives? And how do we talk about these issues without reinforcing classist, racist stereotypes?

Students will leave this workshop with concrete leadership strategies for creating a more healthy and respectful definition of manhood. While this workshop is targeted towards men, everyone is welcome.

Registration Closed for this workshop.
Workshop is FULL.

Workshop #2 Student Leadership & Violence Prevention
When: October 9, 2:00-4:00PM
What: This community-organizing workshop will focus on training students leaders to implement violence prevention work on campus. Participants will identify the root causes of violence and learn strategies for turning this awareness into action. This will include developing concrete skills around interrupting problematic conversations/situations. Participants will learn about ways to galvanizing their community members, utilize resources, and exert influence within their community with aim of standing up and speaking out against all forms of relationship and sexual violence.

Registration Closed for this workshop.
Workshop is FULL.

Evening Keynote: "A Call to Action: Creating Safe and Healthy Communities"
When: October 9, 7:00-9:00PM
What: Tony Porter, founder of the nationally recognized organization A Call to Men, will share his vision for creating and maintaining communities free of violence. A Call to Men works to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe. Mr. Porter will discuss why social change and a shift in norms of how we define manhood is urgent, and how we can move from working on this issue individually to addressing it collectively. The keynote will include a Question & Answer period. 

ASL Interpreters will be provided.    

Tickets will be available through the PSU Box Office. Tickets are free for PSU students, faculty and staff.  
Tickets are $10 for community members and $5 for Alumni with code.  To access the code, contact the Alumni Association at or 503-725-4948.