Jimmie Briggs, journalist, author, and founder and executive director of the Man Up Campaign, will appear at Loyola University Maryland on Thursday, Dec. 2, to discuss raising awareness of sexual violence against women. The event, which is free and open to the public, takes place at 7 p.m. in Knott Hall – room B01– on the University’s North Charles Street campus.
The Man Up Campaign is a global effort to inspire young men and women to build partnerships in an effort to stop sexual violence against women and girls. Since its founding in September 2009, Man Up has collaborated with such prominent women’s rights organizations as the Ms. Foundation for Women, V-Day, and the Daphne Foundation. Its most recent initiatives included a youth leaders summit in Johannesburg, South Africa during the 2010 World Cup. This summit was attended by 200 men and women between the ages 18 and 30 who have worked in their communities to end violence against women. A second summit will soon convene delegates from all around the world.
Briggs, author of Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War, has received many honors, including GQ magazine's Better Man Better World prize, recognizing men who work for the betterment of society through charitable work, volunteerism, and community involvement. He has also won a fellowship from the Open Society Institute, and awards from organizations including the National Association of Black Journalists.
For more information on the Man Up Campaign, visit www.manupcampaign.org.
This event is sponsored by the Loyola Men’s Group with additional support from the Black Student Association, Take Back the Night, and the Women’s Center. Founded in spring 2010 by three male Loyola students in response to learning that fewer male students than female students are involved in leadership roles, the Loyola Men’s Group was created to offer a forum where the University’s young men can come together and discuss pressing topics such as leadership, alcohol abuse, sexual issues, society’s expectations of men, and more in a comfortable setting.
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