We are extremely excited to announce that this year's Shine the Light fundraiser will feature keynote speaker Tony Porter! The Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV) is hosting our 7th annual fundraiser to "Shine the Light" on sexual violence in Ohio and to advocate for survivors. The past year has added another pandemic to the social unrest and oppression we had already faced. Now, more than ever, the needs of survivors, communities, and advocates are vast and urgent, and your support is critical for the health and resiliency of Ohioans. On September 18, 2021 we will host a virtual community call-to-action to raise awareness of sexual violence, highlight the work being done across the state, and generate support for OAESV and our services.
September 18, 2021
Time To Be Determined
Taking place online to honor social distancing guidelines.
Keynote Speaker: Tony Porter
Author, Educator, Activist
Tony Porter is an author, educator and activist working to advance social justice issues. As the chief executive officer of A CALL TO MEN™, Tony is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood. He is a leading voice on issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls. Tony’s 2010 TED Talk has been named by GQ Magazine as one of the “Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See.”
Tony is an adviser to the National Football League, providing policy consultation, working extensively with player engagement, and facilitating violence prevention and healthy manhood training. He has also provided training to the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer and Major League Baseball.
He is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department, having extensive global experience including Brazil, India and Africa, and has been a guest presenter to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Tony has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
He is sought after for his in-depth understanding of the collective socialization of men, and has served as a script consultant for the Emmy Award-winning television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Tony is the author of “Breaking Out of the Man Box™” and the visionary for “NFL Dads: Dedicated to Daughters.”