Tony Porter at Portland State
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We are pleased to announce that Tony Porter, national trainer on violence prevention, will be coming to Portland State University on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Relationship and sexual violence are significant issues that affect the health, well-being, and academic success of PSU students. Each of these events will focus on examining the root causes of relationship and sexual violence, as well as ways that everyone can take action to create a safe and respectful campus community.

Mr. Porter will be offering three events on campus: two workshops and an evening keynote. All events are free for PSU students. Please click here for event details

Tony Porter is an educator and activist who challenges the social constructions of masculinity that promote violence against women. He co-founded and runs A Call to Men, an organization whose mission is to “work to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe.” The organization believes that “social change and a shift in norms of how we define manhood is urgent - and that community organizing provides a framework to move from working on this issue individually to addressing it collectively.”

Mr. Porter’s message of engagement and self-examination has connected powerfully with numerous domestic and sexual violence programs for such high-profile groups as the National Football League and the National Basketball Association, and colleges and universities around the country, including the US Military Academy at West Point and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. Porter is also an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department, having done extensive work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

He is a faculty member of the New York State Office of Alcohol and substance Abuse Services Academy of Addiction Studies, where he co-authored their curriculum for clinicians who work with chemically dependent African-Americans. He also specializes in developing social justice models for human service organizations.