March 5, 2020 6:00-7:30pm
Women’s Fund Spring Gathering: Healthy Masculinity: Principles Toward Healthier Men and Boys (and to disrupt discrimination against women and girls)
301 W. Court Street
Ithaca, NY 14850
Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund is proud to host this event as part of our objective to promote educational, economic, social, and political equality for women.
It takes more than telling a girl “she can do anything” to break a culture of violence and discrimination against women. It takes more than just telling boys to respect girls. Concerned adults know societal messages are everywhere. Teaching and promoting healthy concepts of manhood to each other, our sons and other boys means addressing the messages that impact all our children.
Healthy Masculinity programs work to undo a history of male domination that has deeply influenced the definition of manhood in our culture – a definition that teaches that women are of less value than men, the property of men and sexual objects. These programs offer tools for teaching and promoting healthy concepts of manhood to each other, our sons and other boys.
Davi Mozie is a trainer, facilitator, advocate and community organizer. She has designed healthy masculinity curricula rooted in encouraging healthy, nonviolent communication, led a county-wide Healthy Masculinity Project fostering community and university collaboration around violence prevention, and facilitates healthy masculinity trainings in schools in the U.S. and with value based sports organizations in communities across Kenya. Davi will present the core principles surrounding healthy masculinity, describe efforts taken locally including examples that adults can put into play.
Davi Mozie serves as the coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Cornell Cooperative Extension and is passionate about building healthy, safe places to live, work, learn and play. She developed a passion for health and wellness while serving as a combat medic in the U.S. Army and is the founder of FIT for Peace Inc., a violence prevention organization that uses physical activity to develop youth leadership, encourage healthy lifestyles and relationships, communication, teamwork, conflict resolution, respect, and personal responsibility.
Light refreshments will be provided. Register now, please RSVP as space is limited
The format and the content of this program are intended for adults. We are exploring the potential of having child care available. Check back her for updates.Register for this Event