$25 – $35

Men and Masculinities in the U.S. in the Age of #MeToo

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Rodef Shalom Congregation

4905 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

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A presentation by Promundo, an international leader working to promote gender equality and create a world free from violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls.

For more than twenty years, Promundo has engaged in research, programs, and advocacy efforts demonstrating that exploring positive models of “what it means to be a man” and promoting healthy, respectful masculinity leads to improvements in the lives of women and girls, as well as in men’s own lives. Join us to hear the findings from ongoing and recent research and programming on how men think about their roles, and how this impacts violence and abuse towards women and girls. The workshop will also explore the ways in which social norms about masculinity are changing, how they are not, and what this means for gender-violence prevention efforts.

The #MeToo movement has sparked a cultural shift--nearly four in five men in southwest PA acknowledge that expectations for men’s behavior towards women have changed. Participants will discuss how to invite men to consider ways traditional male attitudes and behaviors can normalize gender-based violence and how both men and women can benefit from gender equity in relationships.


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12:45 Registration

1-1:30 Welcome, introductory comments

1:30-2:00 Interactive exercise: The Man Box

2:00-3:30 Presentation and discussion of research findings (includes a 15 minute break)

3:30-4:15 Small group and large group discussion:Implications of research findings for inviting men and boys into dialogue about prevention of gender-based violence

4:15-4:30 Closing comments, evaluation


This workshop is open to the public. Pre-registration is necessary.

The program will cost $25 if you register by March 31; and $35 after.

Accommodations are available.

Student discount and scholarships available.

For student discount and scholarship or any other inquiries, please contact Sue Clarke at sue@fisafoundation.org or 412-456-5550.


PRESENTERS

Brian Heilman, MA, is a Senior Research Officer at Promundo, where his work focuses on eliminating harmful masculine norms, preventing all forms of gender-based violence, and achieving broader gender equality and social justice in the United States and around the world. Brian is a co-author of the 2017 State of the World’s Fathers and 2016 State of America's Fathers reports, the lead author of The Man Box study on harmful effects of rigid masculine norms in the U.S., U.K., and Mexico, and a co-author of multiple reports using International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES) data. Brian has extensive program and research experience in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, and the Middle East, and is deeply engaged as a sexual violence prevention educator in Minnesota.

Jane Kato-Wallace, MPH, is the Director of Programs at Promundo. Her experience centers on program development, training, and research related to engaging men and boys. She played a large role in the development and expansion of the global MenCare Campaign, and currently trains international partners on implementing Program P, a gender-transformative, multi-pronged approach to engaging men as caregivers. Jane has co-authored several publications and reports for academic journals, the UN, and NGOs on emerging topics related to men, boys, and gender equality.


Social Work CEUs:

This program is offered for 3.5 hours of social work continuing education through co-sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Social Work, a Council on Social Work Education-accredited school and, therefore, a PA pre-approved provider of social work continuing education. These credit hours satisfy requirements for LSW/LCSW, LPC and LMFT biennial license renewal. For information on social work continuing education call (412) 624-6902. The certification fee for social work continuing education hours is $10.00/person. Payment can be cash or check and must be paid at the event.

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