Breaking The Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call To Action, w/ Peter Buffett, Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter, Dave Zirin, Moderated by Eve Ensler.
Watch the Video of the event: http://www.vday.org/livestream
On Tuesday, March 26th, V-Day and The Nation will present a one night only panel discussion entitled Breaking The Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call To Action. This passionate and timely discussion will feature Journalist and Teacher Jimmie Briggs; President of Coach for America and former football player Joe Ehrmann, A Call to Men Co-Founder Tony Porter; and Sports Editor at The Nation Dave Zirin, with a special introduction by Emmy Award-winning musician and Co-Chair of the NoVo Foundation Peter Buffett, and moderated by Eve Ensler.
Journalist and Founder of Man Up Campaign by Jimmie Briggs
As the founder of Man Up, a Women and Girls Lead campaign partner, Jimmie Briggs advocates for the personal responsibility men have when it comes to gender equality. Man Up strives to engage youth in a global movement to end gender-based violence and advance gender equality through programming and support of youth-led initiatives intended to transform communities, nations and the world.
When my daughter was born, I was fully immersed in being a war journalist. Assuming I would be travelling for most of her childhood, I sat down and wrote her a letter. One I’ve been re-writing periodically for the last 11 years, which she has yet to see. I told my daughter, “I go because these experiences must be recognized, must be honoured.” On one of my first trips to Northern Uganda, an elderly man told me that if a dying person tells you their story and it’s not passed on, you would be haunted. Well, I did pass on the stories I heard, but the knowledge and the awareness remained to haunt me.
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