Mentors in Violence Prevention Conference

Mentors in Violence Prevention Conference

Whether you’re a student, a teacher, a parent, or a friend, everyone has an opportunity to be a role model for respect. In a world where abuse too often goes unreported, where young students are being bullied and harassed at school every day, and young women risk being sexually assaulted on college campuses across the country, it’s critical that we stand up and not stand by in the face of violence.

Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), out of the Northeastern University Center for Sport & Society, will be holding a critical convening in Boston, May 31 - June 1, on the importance of engaging everyone to be part of the solution to ending gender-based violence. The conference – “Bystander Intervention: From its roots to the road ahead” – will be the first of its kind to convene experts, activists, and practitioners from around the world to share best practices and discuss the future of the field.

Futures’ program, Coaching Boys into Men, which utilizes the bystander intervention approach, will be presented at this important event.

The two-day conference will feature a variety of keynote speakers from the social justice, education, government, and sport business fields, as well as interactive plenary panels and a directed breakout discussion for attendees to discuss the next steps for bystander intervention.

MVP will highlight a variety of initiatives at the conference through short video vignettes shown between sessions.

Anyone interested - educators, activists, students, youth service providers, academics, athletic professionals, and others – is encouraged to attend - May 30 - June 1 in Boston! For more info and to register, visit http://www.mvpnational.org/?p=703.

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