Men & the #MeToo Movement: What Individuals and Organizations Can Do
A call for action, support, and harmony
November 14-15 in Philadelphia, at the University of Pennsylvania’s Houston Hall
October 7, 2019, Philadelphia - The Men’s Center for Growth & Change presents “Men & the #MeToo Movement: What Individuals and Organizations Can Do,” a dynamic conference focused on how those working with men and boys can help them become allies in this movement to address the issues of sexual harassment and violence, discrimination, and to support gender equality in the workplace, at home, and in the community.
The goal of the conference is to inspire those working with men and boys to gain critical skills and insights that will inform and enrich men’s lives and relationships. As conference co-chair Robert Garfield, M.D., notes, 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?
““It is an opportunity for those helping those working with men and boys learn to better connect with each other and their partner, their co-workers and friends to practice and promote gender equality,” said Robert Heasley, PhD, conference co-chair and co-director and president of the board of directors for The Men’s Center.
The conference’s robust agenda includes more than 20 presenters, including best-selling authors, psychologists and practitioners, scholars, and leaders in government, corporate, faith, and nonprofit organizations; 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.
When: November 14-15, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Where: University of Pennsylvania, Houston Hall, 3417 Spruce St., Philadelphia
Agenda: View the full conference agenda, speaker lineup, and purchase tickets at www.menandmetoo.org
Tickets: $150.00 until October 31, 2019; $175.00 from November 1 – 15, 2019; $80.00 for students; continuing education credits (12 CEU) are also available for an additional $25.00
Who Should Attend:
The conference is open to leaders, professionals, and activists who work in business, government, counseling and therapy, education, healthcare, human services, faith institutions, and others who work in settings where sexual harassment and abuse occur or whose focus is on programs that prevent harassment and sexual violence. We welcome attendees from all backgrounds races, ethnicities, gender identities, physical abilities and sexual orientations.
The Men’s Center challenges stereotypes of the male code – society’s traditional assumptions about what masculinity is supposed to look like. The Center encourages men to use their power to better the lives of others, to challenge injustices, and prevent violence due to sexism, racism, homophobia, and gender inequality.
The Men’s Center works 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. The work of the Center is intended to , enhance community awareness, support men through a process of creating personal change in their lives and in their relationships, and finding ways to better meet the changing demands of society, and to become leaders and allies in the work for gender, sexual, and racial equality. Learn more at www.menscenterphilly.org
***Reporters: Conference co-chairs and presenters are available for pre-conference interviews; contact Lauren Townsend 215-939-7621