Perspectives on Diversity & Inclusion Series: Intergenerational Relationships and Men’s Role in Promoting Change

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Michael Brasher

Intergenerational Relationships and Men’s Role in Promoting Change

In recent years, the topic of men’s roles as allies in larger struggles for safety and justice has gained prominence. From #metoo to other political and public crises related to violence and inequality, scholars and advocates have increasingly called on men to tend to their important role in promoting healthier social and political norms. While many discussions of masculinity, healthy or toxic, focus on socialization as a determining factor, less practical work has focused on the critical role that intergenerational relationships play in leading to meaningful change amongst this demographic. This workshop will explore men’s role in changing conditions of violence and inequality in our communities, with a special focus on the role of multigenerational relationships in creating change.

Speaker Bio: Michael Brasher has a career working in the fields of gender justice, conflict and peace-making, and non-profit leadership. After his undergraduate, Michael spent several years in South America working with local organizations focused on national conflicts. After completing his Master's degree in transnational anti-violence strategies, he transitioned to a Domestic Violence organization in Arizona where he helped to build an innovative prevention program aimed at organizing men to end Gender-Based Violence.
Now the Executive Director of Boys to Men Tucson, Michael oversees this healthy masculinity mentorship non-profit that focuses on working with teenaged boys in middle and high schools across Southern Arizona.
He is also currently completing a PhD in Political Geography that focuses on masculinity, social change, and violence prevention.
He continues to provide trainings, workshops, and presentations on men's role in promoting healthy communities to college campuses, professional organizations, and grassroots movements.

Register for the Zoom Webinar for all 4 Speakers during Fall 2020:

Brought to you by: the ALVSCE Diversity & Inclusion Council


Nov. 19, 2020 Noon to 1 p.m.

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