Training to be a member of the Men’s Anti-Violence Council beings on September 9th. We have created a space for men from the University of Iowa campus and surrounding communities to create programming aimed at reducing violence, especially domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking.
We are not just focused on raising awareness and providing information about violence. MAC is interested in primary prevention, meaning that we want to keep violence from occurring in the first place. By engaging and training members of the community, MAC members work to make our community a safer place for everyone.
Our discussion includes issues related to masculinity, mentoring and leadership as well as bystander intervention skills. We want to end silence about violence. Instead of sitting on the sidelines complaining about the problem, MAC members are interested in being an active part of the solution.
Volunteer training dates, times and location
- Orientation Training: September 9, 6-9 p.m. at WRAC
- MAC Training: September 16, 6-9 p.m. at the IMU
- Cultural Competency Training: Sept 23, 6-9 p.m. Jones Commons, Lindquist Center
- MAC training: Sept. 30, 5-7 p.m at WRAC
Download a volunteer application here. MAC members also attend a weekly meeting during the semester to plan our programs. As of right now, that meeting is scheduled for Thursdays from 5-6 p.m. Our first meeting is on September 30.
Take a look at our brochure and newsletter for more information about what we do. If you have any questions, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.