SHIFT a two-day national conference that confronted the crisis of violence against women and cultivate healthy masculinity.

Through expert speakers, engaging workshops, and discussions that caused us to think differently, the SHIFT conference challenged the elements of our culture that contributes to violence against women. The conference had community, faith, and athletic tracks for attendees to select.There were specific sessions dedicated to Title IX, how to inform and collaborate with your community around intimate partner violence, feminism in sports, and much more. Attendees left with a better understanding of sexual harassment laws and legislation, as well as best practices to engage boys and men to be a part of the solution to end intimate partner violence. Here are some of the highlights of our conference.

SHIFT Speaker Presentations

Some of the most outstanding experts and speakers in their respective industries joined the conversation at SHIFT. Our keynote speaker was Terry Crews—actor, artist, activist and Time Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year. Athlete, artist, and entrepreneur Eddie George also headlined this event. We welcomed athletes, athletic directors, civic leaders, professors, journalists, activists, faith and nonprofit leaders, and survivors. Below are some of the highlights from our conference speakers.

 

Rus Funk

Continuum of Male Engagement - How to Mobilze Men

DarKenya Waller

Importance of Healthy Boundaries; Power, Control, and Consent & Legal Consequences of IPV

Brenda Tracy

Closing Plenary Session

Diane Lane

Importance of Healthy Boundaries; Power, Control and Consent & Legal Consequences of IPV

Gil Hanke

The Role of the Faith Community in Gender Violence

LaMont Doty

Gender Violence in Middle and High School

Sharon Roberson

Implementing AMEND Together in Your Community (for YWCA Affiliates)

Rashed Fakhruddin

The Role of the Faith Community in Gender Violence

Rita Smith

The Voice of the Sports Community

Dr. Tony Majors

Gender Violence in Middle and High School

Shan Foster

Implementing AMEND Together in Your Community (for YWCA Affiliates)

 
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