SAVIS presents Male Ally Network (M.A.N) Conference

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, May 31, 2017
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location
Oakville Conference Centre

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SAVIS/Male Ally Network (M.A.N) is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Male Ally Conference, with the theme of “Lean In, Stand Up: Learning Male Allyship.”

Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the public education department of SAVIS of Halton created the Male Ally Network (M.A.N). A grassroots, volunteer network of men and male identified individuals seeks to end gender based violence through The Male Ally Network (M.A.N).

Statistically, men perpetrate the greatest amount of violence, regardless of the victims gender. We recognize that the responsibility for stopping sexual violence, intimate partner violence, assault, street harassment, and homicide lie not with the survivors but with the perpetrators themselves.

We also recognize that while most perpetrators of violence are men, most men are not perpetrators of violence. To this end, the Male Ally Network (M.A.N) seeks to equip men, boys and male identified individuals to acknowledge and utilize their privilege as males, and to engage with other men, boys and male identified individuals in the conversation around patriarchy, consent, privilege, and healthy masculinity.

This engagement occurs at community centres, schools, colleges, community events like Take Back the Night or Community Awareness Events, Male Ally Network (M.A.N) volunteer training, game shops, prisons and many more. The truth is, the Male Ally Network (M.A.N) is willing to work in any space where men are willing to listen.

The “Male Ally Network (M.A.N) Conference” is part of the process and at this event, we will:

  1. Discuss the various causational issues surrounding gender-based violence and identify possible solutions
  2. Accept that as males we have privileges and the urgent need to understand what that privilege is
  3. Unlearn the toxic ideologies of masculinity
  4. Learn the importance of being male allies
  5. Understand Male Allyship from an indigenous perspective

About SAVIS of Halton
The Sexual Assault & Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS) of Halton is a non-profit agency that provides support to all survivors of violence. We offer one-on-one counselling services for female-identified, male-identified persons, and members of the Transgendered and gender fluid community (14+) who are survivors of abuse, including childhood sexual abuse. We also offer counselling and resources for family members, friends and support persons. At SAVIS, we believe that survivors of violence are experts in their own healing. All of our services are free and confidential.
SAVIS of Halton: No Names, No Judgement, Just Support.

Visit us online at http://maleallynetwork.org/ or www.savisofhalton.org

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