#ReimagineManhood Symposium

  • Friday, December 14, 2018
  • 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center (14 Mechanic St, Southbridge, MA 01550)
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  • This category is for STUDENTS only. Faculty and admin at either of these would have to pay $55.00
  • This category is for anyone outside of a JDI member program.
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#ReimagineManhood Symposium


Registration and the wait list is now CLOSED! For those of you who registered, we look forward to seeing you on December 14th! 

Registration & Breakfast 8:30AM-9:30AM
Welcome 9:30AM-10:00AM
Tony Porter 10:00AM-11:30PM
Lunch 11:30PM-12:30PM
Panel  12:30PM-1:30PM
Q&A 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM 
Closing 2:00PM-2:30PM

WHEN: Friday, December 14

TIME: 8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

(Registration begins 8:30 am)

WHERE: Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center

14 Mechanic St, Southbridge, MA 01550

Keynote Speaker:

Tony Porter is an author, educator and activist working to advance social justice issues and Chief Executive Officer of A CALL TO MEN.  Porter is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood.  He is a leading voice on male socialization, the intersection of masculinity and violence against women, and healthy, respectful manhood.  Porter’s 2010 TED Talk has been named by GQ Magazine  as one of the “Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See.”  

Porter is an adviser to the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer and Major League Baseball, providing policy consultation, working extensively with player engagement, and facilitating violence prevention and healthy manhood training.  He is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department, having extensive global experience including Brazil, India and Africa, and has been a guest presenter to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.  Porter has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.  

He is sought after for his in-depth understanding of the collective socialization of men, and has served as a script consultant for the Emmy Award-winning television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”  Porter is the author of “Breaking Out of the Man Box” and the visionary for “NFL Dads: Dedicated to Daughters.”  

The Symposium:

Gender-based violence is NOT a women's issue. Sexual violence is NOT about women vs. men.  Years of attitudes and beliefs rooted in patriarchy like "boys will be boys" are NOT only dangerous to all of us but they create a culture of misogyny.  The solution to ending sexual violence and rape culture requires that men and boys be actively involved in promoting gender equity, racial justice, and healthy masculinity.  Too often the focus is on teaching women and girls, trans and queer people how not to get raped, rather than teaching perpetrators not to rape and changing the culture that fosters violence in the first place.  

Join us as we build upon last year's #ReimagineManhood Prevention Summit.  The timeliness of engaging men and boys in cities and towns, schools and workplaces across MA to address sexual violence cannot be overstated.



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Interested in attending #ReimagineManhood? 


  • FREE for staff at JDI member programs, MA RPE funded programs, and high school/ college/ university students
  • $55 per person for staff at allied organizations
  • Each person must register individually. There is no group registration or group discounts.
  • On- site registration is available at $60. No cash please. Only checks and credit/ debit cards.

A few important notes about registration:

  1. Space is limited. Registration is REQUIRED. If necessary, JDI may create a waiting list.
  2. No refunds will be issued.
  3. If you are unable to attend, please notify JDI at dmancera@janedoe.org at least 48 hours in advance of the program date.


Food will be served.  If you have any dietary restrictions or accessibility needs, please contact Jane Doe Inc. at ph: 617-557-1806, fax: 617-248-0902, email: dmancera@janedoe.orgby November 16, 2017.  In your message, please provide your contact information and accommodation request. 

Requesting Accommodations:  If you are d/Deaf, hard of hearing, or have a disability, and would like to request an accommodation, please contact Diana Mancera at phone: 617-557-1806, fax: 617-248-0902, email: dmancera@janedoe.org  preferably three weeks prior to the event you are attending.  In your message, please provide your contact information and specify what accommodation you are requesting.


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