Men and Masculinity in the U.S. in the Age of #MeToo Event

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A presentation by Promundo, an international leader working to promote gender equality and create a world free from violence by engaging men and boys in partnership with women and girls.

For more than twenty years, Promundo has engaged in research, programs, and advocacy efforts demonstrating that exploring positive models of “what it means to be a man” and promoting healthy, respectful masculinity leads to improvements in the lives of women and girls, as well as in men’s own lives.

Join us to hear the findings from ongoing and recent research and programming on how men think about their roles, and how this impacts violence and abuse toward women and girls. The workshop will also explore the ways in which social norms about masculinity are changing, how they are not, and what this means for gender-violence prevention efforts.

The #MeToo movement has sparked a cultural shift–nearly four in five men in southwest PA acknowledge that expectations for men’s behavior toward women have changed. Participants will discuss how to invite men to consider ways traditional male attitudes and behaviors can normalize gender-based violence and how both men and women can benefit from gender equity in relationships.


Tuesday, April 9, 2019 from 1 – 4:30 p.m.

Rodef Shalom Congregation

4905 Fifth Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213



12:45 Registration

1-1:30 Welcome, introductory comments

1:30-2:00 Interactive exercise: The Man Box

2:00-3:30 Presentation and discussion of research findings (includes a 15 minute break)

3:30-4:15 Small group and large group discussion:Implications of research findings for inviting men and boys into dialogue about prevention of gender-based violence

4:15-4:30 Closing comments, evaluation


This workshop is open to the public. Pre-registration is necessary.

The program will cost $25 if you register by March 31; and $35 after.

Accommodations are available.

Student discount and scholarships available.

For student discount and scholarship or any other inquiries, please contact Sue Clarke at or 412-456-5550.

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