Conference - "Paving a Rocky Road: Removing Barriers to Engaging Men"
"Paving a Rocky Road", is a metaphor to honor the history of Women's Movements which drive Men Against Violence (MAV) efforts around the country. The metaphor continues as Men Against Violence looks to the future of engaging larger numbers of people in our struggle to create social change around gender equity and violence against women. While men are certainly not “The” solution, this change cannot come without large numbers of men and women both working together. MAV can “pave the way” to gaining the support of larger numbers by removing barriers that traditionally keep men from engaging in a topic which touches us all.
This conference will broaden the ways the movement seeks to engage those who identify as male in ways that do not continue to marginalize across gender, sexual orientation, race, class, etc while challenging us all to explore the interesectionality of oppressions and violence. Specific topics include explorations of MAV program creation and success, collaboration with communities of faith, and developing the social justice leadership of tomorrow.