Saturday, November 7, 2009

1st Natl Conf For Campus Based Men's Gender Equality & Anti-Violence Groups: YFTF member invited to speak

Dan Wald, one of the male members of the Young Feminist Task Force, was invited to speak at the following conference this weekend.  Very impressive!

Jerin Alam

First National Conference For Campus Based Men's Gender Equality and Anti-Violence Groups

November 6-7, 2009

Across the country, groups of male students are making their voices heard! More and more men are finding the courage to say “no” to ideas of manhood and relations between the sexes that aren’t good for women and aren’t good for men as well. They’re speaking out against date rape and violence against women. They support gender equality. Some work through residence life or student activities offices, others through women's centers and counseling programs. Some are campus branches of national organizations like Mentors in Violence Protection, White Ribbon, Men Can Stop Rape, 1 in 4, or V-Men. These men face common problems: How to have an impact? How to find positive ways to get their message to other campus men? How to deal with backlash, to work in partnership with women’s groups, to recruit and sustain their groups? For the first time, campus-based pro-feminist men's groups from across the country are meeting together to share resources, trade their best ideas, discuss strategies, and simply find out what’s happening on other campuses. 

Saturday, November 7

Breakout Sessions:
"Changing College Sexual Assault Policies Workshop” – Daniel Wald (Students Active for Ending Rape) 

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