THE 2019 CONFERENCE
Date and Location:
November 14 – 15, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA
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The Men’s Center for Growth & Change presents the “Men & the #MeToo Movement Conference: What Individuals and Organizations Can Do,” a dynamic discussion of how men and boys can become active allies to address the issues of sexual harassment and violence, discrimination, and to advocate for gender equality in the workplace, at home, and in the community.
Our goal is to inspire those working with men and boys to gain the critical skills and insights that will inform and enrich men’s lives and relationships.
The focus of the two-day conference will address the following question:
How can individuals and communities create the conditions for safety and accountability, altering the underlying conditions that allow for sexual violence and discrimination against women in society?
Presentations will focus on creating awareness around sexual violence prevention, raising boys in the #MeToo era, reducing harm in the workplace, creating empathy, transformative approaches to healing and reconciliation, and more.
Gain expert advice and insight from more than 20 presenters, including best-selling authors, psychologists and practitioners, scholars, and leaders in government, corporate, religion, and nonprofit organizations.
The conference does not promise to address every experience and every population affected by sexual harassment and assault. It does, however, focus on men with the vision that we can gain insight into creating effective prevention and responses at the personal, organizational, and cultural level that will make a real difference in lives of people of all genders.
Who Should Attend:
The conference is intended to attract those working on programs, policies, and processes to engage men and boys in this movement.
The conference is open to leaders, professionals, and activists who work in business, government, counseling and therapy, education, healthcare, human services, religious institutions, and others who work in settings where sexual harassment and abuse occur or whose focus is on programs that prevent harassment and risk of sexual violence.
We welcome attendees from all backgrounds, races, ethnicities, gender identities, physical abilities, and sexual orientations.
$150.00 until October 31, 2019
$175.00 from November 1 – 15, 2019
$80.00 for Students
Only available to attend one day of the conference? Single day tickets are now available for $75 per day, or $40 for students with a valid student ID, before October 31st. Price increases to $87.50 on November 1st.
Continuing Education credits (12 CEU)
are also available for an additional cost of $25.00.
CEU credits are provided by Widener University Center
for Social Work Education.
Discount Available For Non-profit Organizations:
A 10% discount is available off the General Admission ticket price for non-profit organizations with five (5) or more members attending the conference. Offer expires on October 31.
Interested in attending the conference but unable to afford the registration fee? A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact Dr. Robert Garfield for more information at 610-564-3500.
If you have any questions about the conference, email [email protected]
About The Men’s Center for Growth & Change:
The Men's Center for Growth & Change challenges stereotypes of the male code – society’s traditional assumptions about what masculinity is supposed to look like. We encourage men to use their power to better the lives of others, to challenge injustices, and prevent further violence due to sexism, racism, homophobia, and gender inequality.
We work to achieve this by offering educational and therapeutic services and developing strong partnerships with other local organizations who are committed to nonviolence and gender parity. Doing so, we believe, enhances community awareness and prepares men to better meet the changing demands of society, to heal themselves, and to become leaders and allies in the work for gender, sexual, and racial equality.
Learn more at www.menscenterphilly.org.