Promundo and Partners Host “Men and the #MeToo Movement: How Can We Move From Silence to Solidarity?”

Promundo, Vital Voices Global Partnership, and New America are hosting a panel event on “Men and the #MeToo Movement: How Can We Move From Silence to Solidarity?” on February 9, 2018 in Washington, DC.

As the #MeToo movement builds momentum, we’re seeing examples of men held accountable for discrimination and abuse every day. The “Silence Breakers” who spoke out against sexual assault and harassment were honored as TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. As numerous voices have called out sexism and made it increasingly public, we’ve seen a revolution in the response to misogyny and new women-led movements – like TIME’S UP – coming forward to join existing ones with a unified call for change from women in entertainment for women everywhere.

If we want to see full equality, and to create workplaces, relationships, universities, and societies where women are safe, equal, and positioned to lead, we need men everywhere to follow and to join these women-led movements and to step up and step out as allies, advocates, and as models in their public and private lives. The time is now.

Join Promundo, Vital Voices Global Partnership, and New America for a dialogue on what we know about men who harass and assault, how we can work together to change the pattern, and ways to take meaningful action now, and for future generations.

RSVP to the event here. The conversation will be livestreamed on Vital Voices’ Facebook page at 9:00am EST.

Speakers include:

  • Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership
  • Gary Barker, President and CEO, Promundo
  • Cindy Dyer, Vice President, Human Rights, Vital Voices Global Partnership
  • Neil Irvin, Executive Director, Men Can Stop Rape
  • Jessica Raven, Executive Director, Collective Action for Safe Spaces
  • Jackson Katz, Co-founder, Mentors in Violence Prevention
  • Michael Kimmel, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies, Stony Brook University
  • Ianta Summers, National Organizer, Women’s March
  • Don McPherson, Activist, college football hall of famer
  • Haley Swenson, Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow and editor of the Better Life Lab’s Slate channel
  • Annie Clark, featured in the Hunting Ground documentary and founder, EROC – End Rape on Campus
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