Where Do You Stand? Campaign Launches Nationally

Nate_Bronstein_Web"Gentleman, this is our time.  Today, right here, right now.  It is our time to take a stand and stop violence across the country.  We are here to say, that enough is enough and sexual assault and violence against women is not just a women’s issue.  We all have our reasons for being here, our unique and varying stories.  But somewhere along the line we found one another and turned our causes into movement.  And as our movement grew, we broke down the silos among our communities and our universities.  And what happens here will not end at this event in DC.  We have this chance to make a difference to ensure that 100% of our society mobilizes for this cause.  We have this chance to find ways to make our campus safe, to find ways to create a culture of action and not just talk.  Every campus needs to make this a priority and engage as many men as we can.  As we stand, so must others.  And to this mission we will be unrelenting, unyielding to a culture of violence.  We are not just men of families, or friends, or peace, we are Men of Strength."

-Nate Bronstein, American University Men of Strength

On Tuesday January 31, Men Can Stop Rape launched its national bystander intervention campaign WHERE DO YOU STAND? in Washington, DC. About 30 area high school and campus MOST Club members gathered at Georgetown University to discuss bystander intervention strategies and how men can prevent and respond to gender-based violence and sexism. Holly Kearl from the American Association of University Women spoke to the importance of men learning the skills to be active and positive bystanders when they see incidents of violence, especially physical and sexual assault, harassment, and stalking. Nate Bronstein of American University Men of Strength energized the room of high school and college students with the speech above. The students then role-played different bystander intervention situations and came up with strategies to safely and effectively intervene.

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