Not Any More, a suite of interactive online programs through Student Success, uses the realities of student life to help prevent interpersonal violence. One of those programs, Not Anymore for Employees, was created in partnership with Juliette Grimmett, MPH, of the Chrysalis Network. Drawing on Juliette’s 20 years of violence prevention work, the program is designed to empower employees to provide effective and caring response to students or colleagues who disclose being affected by interpersonal violence.
My Masculinity Helps explores the role of African American men and boys in the prevention of sexual violence. It shows African American male allies (psychologist, professor, peer educator, attorney, pastor, athlete, middle and high school students, activist) demonstrating understanding and support for survivors of sexual violence. Strategies for assistance and prevention are provided. Survivors also share their stories and what has helped them. The film serves as a counter-narrative to often inaccurate and misleading portrayals of African American masculinity. Our goal is to engage boys and men in the deconstruction of gender roles, masculinity, and power and in the prevention of sexual violence. It can be used in schools, colleges, and athletic, professional, community, and faith-based organizations.
This project was supported by Grant No. 2011-WM-AX-K016 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.
The grant was managed by the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault (NCCASA).