Find out who is engaging men in antiviolence and primary prevention work in Oregon!
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The Engage Men Project (TEMP)
Contact: Patrick Lemmon
St. Johns All Nations Church of God in Christ – Man-Up Huddle [website]
Contact: Cliff Chappell
Portland Community College – Men’s Anti-Violence Education Network (MAVEN) [website]
Contact: Rut Martinez-Alicea
Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence – Engaging Men Prevention Coalition
Contact: Letetia Wilson
Oregon State University – Male Advocates for Responsible Sexuality (MARS) [website]
Contact: Colin Stevens
The mission of Male Advocates for Responsible Sexuality (MARS) is to support men in taking a responsible role in promoting equality and cooperation in relationships, pregnancy and infection prevention, and overcoming stereotypical gender roles. The group is comprised of male student outreach workers trained to discuss issues of sexuality, including relationships, testicular self-exams, questions or concerns regarding sexual health, abstinence and contraceptive methods and prevention of sexually transmitted infections.
MAN UP! – A Program of Saving Grace [website]
Contact: Jonathan Manton
Women’s Crisis Support Team – Prevention Program [website]
Contact: Ray Dinkins
PAWS for Change [website]
Contact: Mark McDaniel
Focus Areas: men, community, bystander
Klamath Crisis Center (KCC), in collaboration with its community partners and the PAWS (Prevention, Awareness, Wellness, Safety) committee have developed strategies and projects that focus on deconstructing the socialization of men and boys and increasing personal awareness of individual behavior and attitudes and encourage men and boys to work as allies to prevent violence against women and girls.
University of Oregon – Men’s Center [website]
Newport Men’s Group
Contact: Bob Riggs
Mid Valley Men Against Violence (MVMAV) [website]
Contact: Emily Trussell
Focus Areas: men, school-based
The Mid-Valley Men Against Violence seek to engage men and boys standing beside the Mid-Valley Women’s Crisis Service and all those they serve as allies in the effort to prevent and respond to men’s use of violence. As a part of the Oregon Men Against Violence Initiative, MVMAV has a commitment to promoting diversity and social justice, fostering healing, and ending oppression. MVMAV supports victim service’s organizations and promote educational and community awareness raising initiatives in the mid-Willamette Valley.
Willamette University Men Against Violence (WUMAV) [website]
Contact: Rory O’Brien, Jonathan Gates
Willamette University Men Against Violence (WUMAV) works both on the Willamette campus and in the Salem community to dismantle belief systems, social structures, and institutional practices that both oppress women and children and dehumanize men themselves. We look to the global movement to oppose violence against women to keep the reality of the problem and the vision of the solution before us. We believe that all forms of oppression are interconnected, and that social justice work addressing all forms of oppression is critical to ending violence. To this end, we are committed to supporting and collaborating with social justice-oriented organizations and events both on- and off-campus.
Tillamook County Women’s Resource Center – Engaging Men Group
Contact: Terri Neimann
Manzanita Seeds of Change Men’s Group
Contact: Stephan Malecek
For more information, resources and technical assistance on engaging men in the prevention of gendered violence, click here to email Jonathan Gates, Prevention Specialist.