Mobilizing Men Task Force
Please join us for our September TAASA Mobilizing Men Task Force (MMTF) meeting. TAASA’s Mobilizing Men Task Force (MMTF) exists to mobilize men and boys to address the root causes of sexual violence in Texas. MMTF accomplishes this goal primarily by providing training, resources and networking opportunities to men and women who are working to meet this same goal from across the state. Space at our August meeting is limited, so please register today. Registration will close on Thursday, September 20, 2012, or when all spaces are filled.
September's meeting will be a facilitated discussion about how we involve male survivors of sexual violence in our prevention efforts. Unfortunately, in many of our communities, being a survivor of sexual violence still carries a social stigma with it. The effect is that many survivors feel silenced. Male survivors must deal with these same social stigmas, as well as a culture and community that have taught all of us that men should be strong and that men aren’t victims. We will talk about the ways that a rape culture acts to silence male survivors of sexual violence. We will also explore ways that we can engage this group of men in efforts to change cultural norms with the goals of removing the pressure to be silent and of ending the forms of violence they have had to survive.
Please contact Tim Love, TAASA prevention services manager, with any questions.
We encourage participants to bring materials about their effort/organization to share.
Sponsored by Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) and Freedom House