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Breaking the Cycle: Socialization, Masculinity, and Ending Violence in our Communities

Saturday, August 20, 2022
10:00 am12:30 pm

Breaking the Cycle: Socialization, Masculinity, and Ending Violence in our Communities
Saturday August 20th — 10:00am to 12:30pm

The Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse, Goodwill Youth Reengagement Centers, Boys to Men Tucson, and Women's Foundation for the State of Arizona have partnered together and received funding to launch an intergenerational Healthy Masculinity Initiative in our Tucson community. The vision of the initiative is to promote safety and equity in our communities by providing all boys and masculine-identified youth in Pima County with access to people, programs, and policies that promote their emotional health and well-being. A lot of problems with violence in our communities are related to the ways that we are raising boys. How do children go from being loving toddlers to violent men? What’s the relationship between the ways we raise boys and the men they become? How do we finally interrupt these cycles, to ensure that boys are supported to be their most loving selves? Most importantly, what are folks in Pima County doing to create meaningful change in our systems and communities, so that we can nurture a generation of men who feel safe to love?

Join us on August 20th, as we showcase a series of powerful short-films created by masculine identified youth, followed by a panel discussion from community leaders about what folks are doing in Pima County to create permanent change in our community. This critical community-wide conversation will be focused on practical, long-term strategies for change and care.

This important event is brought to you in partnership with The Loft Cinema, Emerge Center Against Domestic Abuse, Goodwill Youth Reengagement Centers, Boys to Men Tucson, and the HIM Initiative.

Lunch will be provided. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Please feel free to contact HIM Initiative Director, Mariah Harvey (she/they) at mariah@btmtucson.com if you have any questions in regards to the initiative or the public launch on the 20th.

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