Over the past three years, more than 2,500 men have attended Where Do You Stand Connecticut? bystander intervention training sessions and more than 1,500 men have pledged to help prevent sexual violence in their communities.
On September 27th and 28th, the Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence, along with our nine community-based sexual assault crisis programs, several community partners and Men Can Stop Rape will work with over 100 men throughout the state who wish to take action to prevent sexual violence and build a safer Connecticut.
All self-identified men, whether you are a college student or CEO, are encouraged to participate in one of the four Call to Action events listed below:
- Hartford Call to Action: Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 9 – 11 am, The Lyceum Resource & Conference Center
- Storrs Call to Action: Tuesday, Sept. 27th, 1 – 3 pm, Alumni Center at the UCONN Storrs Campus
- Bridgeport Call to Action: Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 9 – 11 am, The Center for Family Justice
- Winsted Call to Action: Wednesday, Sept. 28th, 1 – 3 pm, Northwestern CT Community College
Patrick McGann, PhD, Director of Strategy & Planning at Men Can Stop Rape, will be the featured guest at all events. Men Can Stop Rape (MCSR) is a Washington, D.C. based organization that mobilizes men to use their voice and influence for creating cultures free from violence. Each event will feature men currently working in the field of sexual violence prevention, who will share tools and techniques that men can bring back to their communities, workplaces, or universities. There will be opportunities for men to learn about the ways in which they can partner with The Alliance for future community and statewide activities.
Even though the events will be hosted in different locations across the state, their intentions are the same: to create a space for men to participate in conversations about healthy masculinity, to give men tools to prevent sexual violence in their communities, and to celebrate the ways in which men can get directly involved in making Connecticut safer.
Free resource materials and t-shirts will be available for all attendees. We encourage participation in our live social media activities on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WDYSCT. If you have questions or concerns, please email Beth Hamilton, Associate Director of The Alliance. Click here to download a printable poster of these events.