Breaking Out of the Man Box, featuring Tony Porter

The Women’s Center, Leadership Office, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Athletics are pleased to be hosting Tony Porter, internationally recognized author, educator, and activist who will speak about social construction of masculinity in America and men’s role in ending gender-based violence.

Event Details

Breaking Out of the Man Box: A Discussion on Healthy, Respectful Manhood with Tony Porter

Tuesday, March 29 at 7:00 p.m.

Laurel Hall 102

Tony Porter is an educator, activist and lecturer who has been working in the social justice arena for over twenty years. Co-founder of a leading national violence prevention organization, A CALL TO MEN, Tony is internationally recognized for engaging men in gender-based violence prevention through the promotion of healthy masculinity. He is a consultant and trainer with the NFL and NBA and has worked extensively with the U.S. Military and Naval Academies.

His lecture will address the social construction of masculinity and the acceptance of violence in America.  Porter will challenge participants to examine individual attitudes and behaviors that negatively impact our campus culture and invite all students, staff and faculty to join the movement to end gender-based discrimination, harassment and violence here on campus and beyond.

Click here to view Porter’s highly acclaimed TEDTalk. Click here to join the Facebook event.

For special accommodations please email studentleadership@uconn.edu 48 hours prior to the event