Friday, November 13, 2009

Men Can Stop Rape: Two Trainings for January 2010

Men Can Stop Rape is proud to announce that it will be conducting two trainings this January 2010 - our semiannual From Theory to Practice Strength Training Jan 7-9 and a new training on Jan 21-22 for schools/agencies who are seriously interested in starting a a Men Of Strength Club for their middle school or high school students. See below for information. Please forward to interested parties! 

"From Theory to Practice" Strength Training
Thur, Jan 7 - Sat, Jan 9, 2010
Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC

Wondering how you can stop sexual assault and domestic violence before it even starts? Register for Men Can Stop Rape's three-day "From Theory to Practice" Strength Training" and learn the primary violence prevention strategies that have helped over 9,000 of MCSR's training recipients engage young men in this work. This is a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge and expertise in gender violence prevention, build relationships with other professionals in this field, and sight-see in our nation's capitol!

Who Should Attend?
  • Youth-serving professionals searching for better ways to teach males about healthy masculinity and positive relationships
  • Rape crisis and domestic violence center personnel looking for ways to engage men
  • Military SARC's, SAVI's, and officers
  • Activist men strategizing new ways to engage males in their community to role model strength without violence
  • College and university students, staff, and faculty who want to engage men on their campus
  • Anyone interested in doing this work
Learn how to:
1) Identify masculinity's "dominant stories" and "counterstories" and recognize how "dominant stories" contribute to violence against women

2) Explore the challenges of engaging men and learn effective ways to overcome these challenges

3) Mobilize men to become better allies with women

4) Strategize with others about how to involve men

5) Speak with men about sexism and connecting it to other "-isms" or forms of oppression

How do I register?

The 20-25 person trainings usually fill up very quickly, so please go to our website to register. Registration closes Dec 15.

Contact Joseph Vess with questions at 202/534-1836 or


Men of Strength (MOST) Club Training
Thur, Jan 21 - Fri, Jan 22, 2010

Center for Education on Violence Against Women, Washington, DC

If your agency is serious about starting a middle school or high school Men of Strength (MOST) Club to prevent sexual assault & dating violence, this is the training to sign up for. Identified by the CDC as one of the top four gender violence prevention programs in the country, MOST Club has over 100 locations in DC, Florida, Maryland, Missouri, NYC, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina and California (through CALCASA). 

Who Should Attend?
  • Agencies interested in starting a MOST Club in middle schools, high schools, or youth-serving organizations

  • Youth-serving professionals interested in facilitating (part-time) our DC MOST Club sites

Training Objectives:

1) Learn the necessary steps for establishing a successful Men of Strength Club
2) Learn how to better frame sexual assault as a problem young men can play a positive role in ending

3) Build skills for speaking with young men about sexism and strategies for effectively challenging the culture that supports violence against women

4) Explore the challenges and opportunities of engaging male youth and learn effective ways to use both
5) Provide participants with practice responses and facilitation skills to common reactions and questions from male audiences

How do I attend?
This training requires an application process; Please go to our website to apply by the Dec 30 deadline.

Contact Neil Irvin or Kedrick Griffin with questions at or or call 202-534-1837/1838. Share

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