October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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UASK featured on USA Today

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Counter Stories New Episode - Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Watch the new episode of Counter Stories for Domestic Violence Awareness Month from our MOST and WISE Club ...

UASK Duke Launch

UASK Duke (University Assault. Services. Knowledge) is an app and website, available for any Duke University student....

Counter Stories Premiere

Watch the first and second episode of our docu-series, Counter ...

SAAM Day of Action

Men Can Stop Rape staff wore teal today for #SAAM Day of ...

Healthy Masculinity Action Project

Click here to learn more about the Healthy Masculinity Action ...

Healthy Masculinity Campus Conversations

HMAP held Campus Conversations at colleges across the ...

Masculinity and Bystander Intervention

Learn more about how masculinity affects boys and men being active ...

Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2015

Men Can Stop Rape supports Domestic Violence Awareness Month...

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness M

MCSR staff supported Purple Thursday for DVAM...

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UASK featured on USA Today

MCSR Deputy Director spoke with USA TODAY about our UASK app...

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Counter Stories New Episode - Domestic V

Watch the new episode of Counter Stories for Domestic Violence Awareness Month from our MOST and WIS...

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UASK Duke Launch

UASK Duke (University Assault. Services. Knowledge) is an app and website, available for any Duke Un...

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Counter Stories Premiere

Watch the first and second episode of our docu-series, Counter Stories!...

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SAAM Day of Action

Men Can Stop Rape staff wore teal today for #SAAM Day of Action...

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Healthy Masculinity Action Project

Click here to learn more about the Healthy Masculinity Action Project...

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Healthy Masculinity Campus Conversations

HMAP held Campus Conversations at colleges across the country...

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Masculinity and Bystander Intervention

Learn more about how masculinity affects boys and men being active bystanders...

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month 2015

Men Can Stop Rape supports Domestic Violence Awareness Month ...

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Days after celebrating the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., USAID (United States Agency for International Development) held a ceremony celebrating the life of the “Prince of Peace”. Guests of honor for this special occasion were Dr. Frank Smith (Founder of the African American Civil War Museum, WDC) and Eric Kulberg, who was an 18 year old intern at The Department of Interior that captured some incredible pictures from The March on Washington in 1963.

Our MOST Club members from School Without Walls were given a special invitation to be a part of this day of reflection, from two men who share fond memories of that day and of Dr. King.

Dr. Smith talked about how he got started in the Civil Rights movement while attending Morehouse College, where he, along with other students established the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in the wake of the department store boycott’s in Atlanta. Through SNCC, Dr. Smith met many influential and affluent activist, scholars, pastors, community leaders etc. and one of those people was Dr. King who was a champion for nonviolence.

Dr. Smith ended with a story of Dr. King’s last words to him, less than 24 hours before that fatal evening in Memphis, TN on April 4th. He recalls seeing Dr. King in a Memphis airport and was asked by Dr. King to help organize the young people in Memphis who’s actions were opposite of King’s message. Dr. Smith declined and stated he had hung up his marching shoes. Dr. King looked at him and told him to never hang up his marching shoes. There is always a reason to march.

Eric Kulberg (photographer/ documentary producer) who was 18 on August 28, 1963 and the youngest photographer there had no idea how that day would turn out for him or the hundreds of thousands of people who gathered at The Lincoln Memorial and The Tidal Basin to hear Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. give his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

Mr. Kulberg didn’t know much about the march but felt he had to be there and document it. This historical day changed Mr. Kulberg’s life. After leaving the march he immediately tried to figure out how he could participate in the movement and bring awareness to the social injustice and discrimination that was taking place in this country. He did so through his jazz radio show and through his documentaries on African Americans over the years.

Our young men left the ceremony feeling inspired and empowered!

 
How Do Men Construct and Explain Men's Violence?

Daniel Rappaport, veteran MOST Club member at University of Maryland and now Victim Services Program Specialist at DC Office of Victim Services (OVS), has been published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence. Read the study here, How Do Men Construct and Explain Men's Violence?

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 Daniel Rappaport, a proud Terp, graduated from the University of Maryland in 2008, earning a degree in Psychology and a certificate in Women's Studies. During his time at UMD, he held roles as a sexual violence peer educator, victim advocate, and member of UMD's first Men of Strength Club. In 2010, Daniel earned a Master's degree from Boston College in Mental Health Counseling. During his time at BC, Daniel focused his studies on gender and violence, as well as trauma and addiction. In 2010, Daniel was hired to develop sexual assault prevention and response efforts at American University in Washington, DC. Over the next five years, Daniel supervised the development of many critical changes at the University, including the creation of a peer education team, a Men of Strength club, campus-wide bystander invention, significant updates campus policy and protocol in response to sexual and dating violence, and training for all incoming students. Daniel also developed American University's first victim advocate role, providing confidential support services to any student or staff impacted by sexual violence, dating violence, or stalking. In 2015, Daniel was hired at the DC government's Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants in the Executive Office of the Mayor. He currently acts as the Victim Services Program Specialist, where he provides program management and support of grant programs, with a focus on engaging universities and military installations in the District of Columbia.

 
Healthy Masculinity Training Institute January 2016

Register for the January 2016 Healthy Masculinity Training Institute in Washington, DC. 

Why should you care about healthy masculinity? Because men who choose it choose to be strong without being violent. It’s a life-changer that benefits women and men. 

Through three days of discussions about theory, interactive group exercises, role-playing, and multi-media presentations, the training institute presents participants with a framework to positively construct masculinity and to motivate men’s engagement in challenging the attitudes and behaviors that support violence against girls and women. This training is ideal for staff from universities, middle and high schools, law enforcement agencies, the US armed forces, statewide and local coalitions, service agencies, and government agencies.

The institute will provide you with the skills to promote healthy masculinity in your life, your organization, and your community and for you to organize a Healthy Masculinity Town Hall or Campus Conversation.

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Become part of the Healthy Masculinity movement this winter!

The Washington, D.C. Healthy Masculinity Training Institute

January 6-8, 2016
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM each day

Thurgood Marshall Building
1816 12th Street NW
Washington, DC 20009

COST: $600 per participant

 

 


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