The Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women invites you to participate in a series of six MANifest Change workshops for male allies*. The MANifest Change project supports men and boys to prevent common forms of gender-based violence (GBV) — sexual harassment, sexual assault and domestic abuse.
* We use the term «male ally» for men, masculine-identifying people, and guys of all kinds who actively support gender equity, challenge discrimination and abuse experienced by women, girls and gender non-conforming folks.
To get the full details and to register as a workshop participant, go to manifestchange.ca/male-ally-workshops
People of all genders are welcome to participate, particularly
— men and masculine-identifying people who value gender equality and want to learn more about common situations of GBV in Ottawa, and what we can do about it;
— women and gender non-conforming folks who want to contribute to the learning of male allies while honing their own violence prevention skills.
Workshop sessions will take place on Thursday evenings from 7-9pm at the Sandy Hill Community Centre (250 Somerset St. E). The venue is physically accessible and offers free parking.
The workshop series is free to anyone who would like to participate. We do not want cost to be a barrier to anyone. However, we also want to compensate the community advisors who are sharing their expertise with us, and the Indigenous elders who will help us to recognize and honor the land on which our workshops will take place. If you can afford it, we ask that you contribute between $10 to $40 to help us cover these costs.
You can also participate with your financial support if you can't attend the workshops personally. Contribute by buying a ticket or making a donation on the Eventbrite page.