What: Men Stopping Violence 35th Anniversary Celebration: A Homecoming
When: 7:00 PM on Friday, September 22, 2017
Where: The Trolley Barn, 963 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, 30307
What to Expect: Heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine, music, short speeches, a silent auction, camaraderie
Cost: Individual Tickets are $100. Sponsorship packages are available.
When Men Stopping Violence (MSV) opened its doors in 1982, there was little being done to hold men accountable for violence against women or to engage men in working to end that violence. During the ensuing years, MSV’s methodology was carefully developed, evaluated, and refined. It is because of our rigorous approach to our work that MSV has been recognized as a national leader in engaging men to end violence against women. Our mission is to organize men to end male violence against women and girls through innovative trainings, programs and advocacy.
The following is a brief list of some of our accomplishments and impact:
- Educated over 65,000 men about how to stop their abusive, violent behavior; and about 100,250 individuals in community based organizations about what they can do to help prevent domestic violence in their communities and beyond.
- Provided consultation, keynotes and training to 2,500 government agencies, businesses, universities, and domestic violence agencies including: Emory University, the U.S. State Department, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. Department of Justice, the British Home Office, the Taiwan Government.
- Provide expert analysis and commentary on domestic violence and sexual assault through media including CNN, Al Jazeera America, The New York Times, TV One, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Atlanta’s local TV stations and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
- Received numerous awards for helping to strengthen families and build safer communities for women and girls, including: The Atlanta Hawks’ Be Greater Atlanta Award; and a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award.
- Recognized by the White House as leaders in the domestic violence prevention community. MSV’s executive director and associate director were invited to the White House to join President Obama and VP Biden in the launch and recognition of their administration’s initiatives to prevent violence against women and girls.
- Authored peer review articles, book chapters, and Men At Work: Building Safe Communities, the only curriculum in our field that bridges the gap between intervention and prevention.
- Provided training and consultation in Africa, Asia, Europe, Canada, the Caribbean, and 45 states in the U.S.
- Selected by the U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women to be technical assistance providers for their inaugural Engaging Men Project.
For more information, email Shelley@menstoppingviolence.org