ERIC Number: ED398509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Men against Violence: Forming Your Own Chapter.
Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.
Men Against Violence, a non-profit student organization at Louisiana State University, is described in this packet of materials. The organization is devoted to four goals: (1) promote awareness about the prevalence and causes of violence on campus; (2) engage in community action to reduce violence on campus through policy revision and cultural change; (3) educate others on how to prevent violence; and (4) provide intervention and support for survivors of violence. The group's constitution is reproduced here, along with its history and mission statement. Also detailed is how individuals can begin a Men Against Violence group chapter on their own campus. Organizers should encourage a group that is diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, age, individual interests and other factors. A special section, "Lessons Learned from the Field," details the rewards and experiences that can be expected, and also discusses how violence is an issue that affects everyone. Further information which may be useful for forming a group, includes a time line for forming a chapter, a training retreat schedule, and reports detailing activities of a local chapter over a two semester period. Finally, selected newspaper articles, which report some of the coverage of the group's events, are included. (RJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge.