Men's Anti-Violence Council

Men's Anti-Violence Council

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June is LGBTQ+ Pride month! Pride is a way to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Manhattan. These riots were a tipping point against police brutality against LGBTQ+ individuals and a step towards liberation. We honor the folks who continue fighting for the liberation of all of our LGBTQ+ family.
check out this great event tonight!
All degree seeking students are highly encouraged to make your thoughts about s*xual and interpersonal violence at UIowa known through the Speak Out Survey! Even if you have not experienced s*xual violence, it is important you still take the survey. Visit speakout.uiowa.edu to take the short 15 minute survey.
As we prepare to come back to campus, let’s all take care of one another! Wear a mask and social distance! #maskupia

Creating a safer community for everyone. As a part of the Women's Resource and Action Center, MAC is dedicated to engaging men in violence prevention through education and activism regarding bystander behavior and healthy masculinity.

The Men's Anti-Violence Council is a program created by the Women's Resource and Action Center as a way to provide volunteer opportunities for men from the University of Iowa campus and community to become involved in bystander prevention efforts. It provides resources, training, and workshops with the goal of creating a safer community for everyone. Step forward, speak out, never remain silent ab

Operating as usual

07/07/2021

The Man Box teaches men and boys to not accept rejection from others, especially not from women. We are creating a culture of #HealthyManhood that teaches respect for women beyond romantic interest and that no— absolutely, unequivocally, without a doubt — means no.

06/04/2021
06/02/2021

June is LGBTQ+ Pride month! Pride is a way to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Manhattan. These riots were a tipping point against police brutality against LGBTQ+ individuals and a step towards liberation. We honor the folks who continue fighting for the liberation of all of our LGBTQ+ family.

June is LGBTQ+ Pride month! Pride is a way to honor the 1969 Stonewall uprising in Manhattan. These riots were a tipping point against police brutality against LGBTQ+ individuals and a step towards liberation. We honor the folks who continue fighting for the liberation of all of our LGBTQ+ family.

04/03/2021
03/30/2021

check out this great event tonight!

The Women's Resource and Action Center is excited to partner with women's centers across the nation to bring you, "The Body is Not an Apology: Radical Self-Love as Transformative Action" featuring the incredible Sonya Renee Taylor. Join us virtually on Tuesday, March 30th at 6PM CST on Zoom as Sonya shares her insights on how radical self-love leads to liberation. Register for this event today! https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nZNhnXEFR7Ko5cOBmLLuOA?fbclid=IwAR0HKSPBewNenzkwl_UXQo26nSzglVEpm_WMWv7E60jOBwzmOulfOtoLEnA
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02/08/2021

All degree seeking students are highly encouraged to make your thoughts about s*xual and interpersonal violence at UIowa known through the Speak Out Survey! Even if you have not experienced s*xual violence, it is important you still take the survey. Visit speakout.uiowa.edu to take the short 15 minute survey.

All degree seeking students are highly encouraged to make your thoughts about s*xual and interpersonal violence at UIowa known through the Speak Out Survey! Even if you have not experienced s*xual violence, it is important you still take the survey. Visit speakout.uiowa.edu to take the short 15 minute survey.

washingtonpost.com 11/30/2020

No game days. No bars. The pandemic is forcing some men to realize they need deeper friendships.

washingtonpost.com From Zoom poker games to neighborhood-dad WhatsApp chains, casual chats about sports and politics have suddenly led to deep conversations about life.

08/27/2020

Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC)

YOU can volunteer at WRAC!

Join our WRAC Volunteer Team and (safely) get involved in social justice campaigns, event planning and programming, current events discussions, and opportunities for personal growth and development.

Check out our website for details and fill out our volunteer information form: wrac.uiowa.edu/get-involved

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact WRAC in advance at [email protected]

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Virtual training sessions will be offered 4PM - 5:15PM Monday, Sept 7th and Tuesday, Sept 8th (volunteers only need to attend ONE training session).
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07/30/2020

As we prepare to come back to campus, let’s all take care of one another! Wear a mask and social distance! #maskupia

07/30/2020
07/09/2020

The University of Iowa College of Public Health

Iowans protect each other. Please wear a face covering to help us slow the spread of COVID-19. #MaskUpIA

06/29/2020

When we want to create a world free from violence, it means we need to be able to recognize where we hold privilege and how we can use it. As men, we can commit to taking steps that help create a better future

06/25/2020

DSL Student Space: The University of Iowa Division of Student Life is creating space for BIPOC students to come together to share and process recent events, including the deaths of two UI Black students, efforts to end racial injustice, and concerns related to a global pandemic. The purpose is to create time where BIPOC students are able to reflect, express, write, draw, or share in virtual community. This session will focus on “create your own zine” and use expressive arts and creativity. Please bring a sheet of paper and writing/drawing implements of your choice.

Join us this Thursday, June 25, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Zoom: https://uiowa.zoom.us/j/91671237459

The first session will be hosted by Linda Kroon, Director of the Women’s Resource and Action Center (WRAC); Angie Reams, Associate Vice President and Dean of Students; Angela Ibrahim-Olin, Assistant Dean of Students and Director of Student Accountability; and Nikki Hodous, Director of Student Care and Assistance.

More spaces and topics will be provided in the coming weeks including the next two on:
Tuesday, June 30, 5:30-7:00 p.m., Mindfulness: Choose Your Path
Thursday, July 9 6:00-7:30 p.m., Reflection and Q&A

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Office of the Dean of Students in advance at 319-335-1162.

06/22/2020

Feminist News

06/18/2020

Iowa City Pride

Sat June 20th after our virtual parade we will be joining Iowa Freedom Riders and Black Voices Project for their Juneteenth march and events. Please join us if you are able. We are in this together.

06/02/2020

WRAC condemns acts of violence perpetrated against Black people, both those which are currently in the forefront of our news as well as all of the acts of violence, oppression, and dehumanization to which Black people have been subjected for centuries in this country.
We also condemn acts of violence and threats of violence by authorities against people exercising their First Amendment rights of free speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press, and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Our hearts break with the hearts of all those who have been impacted, directly and indirectly, individually and collectively, by the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many more whose names are well known and less well known, and we express our solidarity with the families and communities who are giving expression to their experience and demanding change.
Our nation has the opportunity in this moment to face the truth of anti-Blackness, on individual, system, and structural levels, and to make change. It is long past time for us to do this work. The violence, discrimination, and systematic oppression of Black people must stop and must stop NOW.
We believe that white people have the responsibility to face the truth of white privilege, white supremacy, and white fragility, and to dismantle the structures and systems of racism which prey upon Black communities and individuals.
We unequivocally support the movement for dignity, respect, and human rights for Black people. We pledge to stand with and for this struggle, to speak against racism wherever we have voice, and to show up with and for Black people. We pledge to do our own personal work, and to be held accountable for ways in which we participate in racist systems that uphold white privilege. We will also examine our work to look for ways we can continually improve our programming, services, community- building, and advocacy.
Resources:
#BlackLivesMatter
www.blackwomensblueprint.org
www.unitedwedream.org
Audre Lorde Project (www.alp.org)
Black Visions Collective Minnesota (www.blackvisionsmn.org) www.reclaimtheblock.org
www.minnesotafreedomfund.org www.TransformHarm.or @ University of Iowa

medium.com 05/27/2020

Becoming Conscious Consumers: How to Talk about Misogyny and Objectification in Music, Movies, and…

With us spending more time indoors and consuming media, we need to critically examine our media intake and what it means to be ethical consumer.

medium.com by Tony Porter, CEO, A CALL TO MEN

05/20/2020

Congratulations to our own Shayn Walker!

Congratulations, Shayn Walker

thehill.com 05/14/2020

Men less likely to wear face masks because they're 'not cool' and 'a sign of weakness' says study

thehill.com “Toxic masculinity” is putting men at risk of getting coronavirus, new research shows.

04/27/2020

this is the final week of Sexual Assault Activism Month which means there are plenty of amazing ways to be engaged! check out RVAPs awesome zine with helpful information and reflection and don't forget that this week is Take Back the Night!

Hey there! We’re back with our final booklet for the last week of Sexual Assault Activism Month #SAAM! This week’s theme is solidarity. We hope you enjoy the activities that aim to bring community together.

We’ll be co-hosting Take Back the Night as a virtual collective journaling event on Zoom this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. with WRAC and the Certified Peer Educators team. We won’t be sharing what we write, but instead what the process feels like! The event is open to survivors, their loved ones, advocates, and allies.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Shalisa Gladney in advance at [email protected].

04/22/2020

Come and be a part of the conversation to help create better and healthier relationships!

We are excited to partner with APACC to bring an interactive workshop on healthy relationships! Join us virtually on April 22nd at 6pm to discuss healthy relationships, media, boundaries, and more!
zoom id : 784449040

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Prisma Raucho in advance at [email protected]

04/21/2020

week three of SAAM! Check out some of these excellent offerings! #SAAM

Week 3 of SAAM!

#SAAM

04/14/2020

check out some of the amazing events happening as part of Sexual Assault Activism Month!

It is week 2 of Sexual Assault Activism Month! Check out all of the events happening this week!

04/09/2020

As part of Anti-Gym Harassment Week and Sexual Assault Activism Month, we will be sharing information on gym harassment and how we can help to prevent and end it!

What do we do when we see s*xual harassment in our gym or workout facilities? We must choose to intervene! But, there are many ways we can do that. One way we can intervene is directly. By directly intervening, we address the issue head on by directing our efforts towards the person causing the harm. If that is not an option or it doesn't feel safe, we can indirectly intervene by talking to the person who is being affected and make sure they are okay. Also, we can intervene by bringing other people in. Sometimes, the best thing we can do is alert those with more authority to what is happening and allow them to address it.

What form of intervention would you take?

#SAAM

04/07/2020

Gym s*xual harassment is a problem that is happening in almost every gym. Gym s*xual harassment is characterized by any unwanted touching, advances, remarks, or actions that target people based on appearance, s*x, or gender while at the gym.

Examples of this type of harassment include touching someone without their consent, taking photos without that persons' explicit consent, making remarks about their body, continuing to talk to or harass someone while they are trying to workout, making comments about the attire of other gym patrons in a s*xual manner.

04/06/2020

RVAP

It is Sexual Assault Activism Month!
Follow the Men's Anti-Violence Council, University of Iowa Womxn of Colour Network, Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC), and RVAP for details about this week's events! #SAAM

04/06/2020

#SAAM is here! follow for updates on events that are happening all month!

04/06/2020

This week we will be looking at how we can interrupt acts of s*xual harassment and other forms of harassment in gyms and workout facilities! Follow along here or at our Instagram: @mac_uiowa

As part of Sexual Assault Activism Month (SAAM) we are excited to share ways we can help prevent violence and make our communities safer for everyone!

04/04/2020

RVAP

04/01/2020

April is Sexual Assault Activism Month! Follow along as we share events and ways that you can help to prevent and end s*xual violence! #saam

03/26/2020

We are extending the deadline! Apply to be a peer educator to help us present violence workshops across campus!

02/17/2020

The Daily Iowan

The University of Iowa Green Flag Campaign aimed to offer a new outlook on healthy-relationship behaviors through a series of events and educational activities on campus.

uiowa.edu 02/03/2020

Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women |

The Women's Resource and Action Center (WRAC) at The University of Iowa invites applications for the Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship program for the upcoming (2020-21) academic year. Application deadline is February 14, 2020.

Created by a designated bequest to the University of Iowa Foundation, the Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship recognizes qualified female applicants who demonstrate financial need and are committed to women's issues, diversity, and social activism. One or two awards are available each year. Awards generally range from $1000 to $2000 per academic year to be applied toward tuition, fees, living expenses, or books. The scholarship is presented at the UI's annual Celebration of Excellence and Achievement Among Women (http://www.uiowa.edu/celebrationofexcellence/).

The Margaret P. Benson Memorial Scholarship is administered and selected by individuals affiliated with the Women's Resource and Action Center at the University of Iowa. The Center works to create greater equity for individuals and communities of all identities, with a particular focus on women.

Information about eligibility and application procedures is available on the WRAC web site at http://wrac.uiowa.edu/programs-and-services/scholarships/

uiowa.edu

01/10/2020

A CALL TO MEN

Domestic violence almost always involves financial abuse. We deeply appreciate that Serena Williams is raising awareness of this critical issue. As aspiring allies working to end ALL violence and abuse, we need to speak up about abuse in all of its forms. https://cbsn.ws/2tHZmzK

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