Respectful manhood is theme of Tony Porter talk April 29

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Tony Porter

Tony Porter

Tony Porter, a leading voice on the intersection of masculinity and violence against women, will speak on Thursday, April 29, at 6 p.m.

His talk is titled "A Call to Men: A Fireside Chat with Tony Porter."

Porter is an author, educator and activist working to advance social justice issues. He is the co-founder of A Call to Men, an organization offering training and resources aimed at promoting healthy, respectful manhood.

He is an adviser to the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball, providing policy consultation, working extensively with player engagement, and facilitating violence prevention and healthy manhood training.

He is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department in places including Brazil, India and Africa, and has been a guest presenter to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. He has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.

He is the author of Breaking Out of the Man Box and was the visionary for NFL Dads: Dedicated to Daughters. He has served as a script consultant for the Emmy Award-winning television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

His talk is co-sponsored by the Interfraternity Council and Department of Athletics. The talk is open to the Union community.

Porter’s talk is part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month under the theme of “U & Me,” a reminder that all members of the Union community have a responsibility to avert and eradicate sexual violence and harassment. Events have been organized by the College’s Office of Title IX.

For more on Sexual Assault Awareness Month events on campus, visit here.