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Sept. 24: ‘A Call to Men’

Educator and activist Tony Porter to speak on violence awareness, prevention.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office Announcement, 9-19-2013

Mankato, Minn. – The Violence Awareness & Response (VARP) and Men Against Violence (MAVs) at Minnesota State University, Mankato have invited Tony Porter, co-founder of the non-profit, A CALL TO MEN: The Next Generation of Manhood, to speak to the public about violence awareness and prevention at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Centennial Student Union's Ostrander Auditorium.

Porter (pictured) is an educator and an activist who is nationally recognized for his efforts to end men’s violence against women. Porter is the author of “Well Meaning Men…Breaking Out of the Man Box – Ending Violence Against Women.” Porter has worked with the National Football League and the National Basketball Association, as well as the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy. Porter has also traveled internationally, lecturing for the U.S. State Department.

Porter will be coming to the Minnesota State Mankato campus to speak to the public about his efforts to end violence against women. The event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event at Minnesota State Mankato, contact Laura Schultz by email at or by phone at 507-389-5127.

About the Minnesota State Mankato Violence Awareness and Response Program:
The Violence Awareness and Response Program (VARP) provides a safe, supportive space for students and others affiliated with Minnesota State Mankato. VARP’s mission is to reduce the pervasiveness and effect of sexual violence, domestic/relationship violence, and stalking.

About the Minnesota State Mankato Women’s Center:
The mission of the Women's Center is to foster a healthy, safe, and engaging campus community by enabling the full and active participation of women students in both their personal and educational pursuits at Minnesota State Mankato. The Women's Center provides programs, connections, advocacy, services, and leadership opportunities for all Minnesota State Mankato students.

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