Men Can is an innovative public awareness campaign to engage men in ending domestic violence.
Men Can promotes the health and well-being of each family member and the community at large by looking at intimate partner violence holistically. Through social media, community dialogues, barbershop talks, SEPTA marketing, an annual downtown rally, and outreach to fraternities, churches, and public service agencies, LSH aims to de-stigmatize what is often thought of as exclusively a women’s issue.
Men Can empowers men to prevent family violence through educating themselves and others and promoting non-violent ways of dealing with conflict. The Men Can campaign also acknowledges that intimate-partner violence does not discriminate and can happen to anyone regardless of gender, sexuality, race, or class.
Each year LSH hosts a “Men Can Rally” to lend visibility to the issue and convene activists, performers, academics, and anyone who wants to take a stand to end Domestic Violence.
Join us for the annual Men Can Rally on October 11th. We will be honoring Dr. Mario Cruz, Philadelphia FIGHT’s Medical Director of Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. Dr. Mario Cruz will be recognized for his his role in making our homes, neighborhoods, and communities safer.
The rally will offer entertainment, inspiring stories and speeches, free food, and will give you a chance to learn about helping to prevent Intimate Partner Violence and challenge toxic masculinity.
Help us reach 250 photos in our #MenCan2017 social media challenge! Print out our templates or make your own sign for why MEN CAN prevent family violence. Follow us at @LSHPhilly on Twitter and Instagram to view pictures and videos of men speaking out.
Check us out on Fox 29 with Mike Jerrick and the SEPTA Police signing the Father’s Day Pledge
To learn more about how you can become involved in the Men Campaign, contact Robin Walker at 215-426-8610 ext. 1236.