Allan Creighton and Paul Kivel have recent revised thier book Helping Teens Stop Violence, Build Community and Stand for Justice. Twenty years after it was initially published, this book is a guide for adults who work with teens on topics related to social justice. Many sexual violence and domestic violence prevention practitioners use these activities and approaches to ground their prevention work.
Last weekend I attended a gathering to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Oakland Men’s Project (OMP), a pioneering organization dedicated to preventing men’s violence against women. While the organization formally closed its doors in 1999, the reverberations of OMP’s work still resonate today.
When OMP started in the late 1970s, most men interested in ending men’s violence worked with men who batter. OMP decided early on to take a different tact; they would be dedicated to social change through prevention and education. [click to continue…]