Willie Mays, Joe Torre and Sergio Martinez join our National Summit

Mays and Torre

On April 12, 2012, The Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention and Futures Without Violence will host an all-day national summit in San Francisco called The Y Factor: Men Leading By Example. The summit drew men from all across the country who are leading gender-based violence prevention and education programs in their communities, along with leaders and activists who work in business, sports, entertainment, new media, and international affairs.

In addition to provocative presentations and panel discussions, the summit also featured an All Star Tribute luncheon, where men who have been raising awareness and implementing gender based violence strategies will be saluted alongside legendary baseball icons, Willie Mays and Joe Torre. We are pleased that Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Top Middleweight Champion Sergio Martinez, Ted Waitt, and Cindy Waitt are also confirmed for the lunch. The Y Factor: Men Leading by Example is more than just another conference. Moderated by top journalists including Thomas Goetz (WIRED) and Joel Brinkley (Syndicated) it’s about bringing together the best and the brightest minds in conversation with other leaders, trailblazers, doers, and pioneers to advance the wisdom and strategy of our movement as a whole. Inspiration and insights from panelists in a variety of disciplines will expand what we know is possible.