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Men Against Violence Peer Education

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  • Upcoming Events and Meetings

    • In this meeting Derek will be breaking down how hook-up culture and rape culture have become conflated. We’ll discuss how it can feel complicated to negotiate the invisible forces of privilege and power inside sexual encounters and how we have come to incorrectly stigmatize healthy sexual behaviors, making it more difficult to out rape culture when we see it.

      Date & Time: Monday, January 27 from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

      Location: 298 Student Center Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666; Conference Room 202

    • Labeling our identity can be challenging for any marker but especially when understanding how to navigate sexuality and gender. Come to this meeting to learn more about queer theory, identity labels, and sexual and gender fluidity.

      Date & Time: Monday, February 3 from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

      Location: 298 Student Center Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666; Conference Room 202

    • Join us as we celebrate Valentine's Day!

      Date & Time: Monday, February 10 from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

      Location: 298 Student Center Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666; Conference Room 202

    • With April being sexual assault awareness month, we are gearing up for all the events planned. One of them being the denim day clothesline project. In our meeting we will be discussing what denim day is and painting donated jeans we will use as a part of our art display.

      Date & Time: Monday, February 17 from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

      Location: 298 Student Center Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666; Conference Room 202

    • In our society we are quick to group people together based off their similarities. By doing that we are inherently erasing their culture and struggle. In this meeting Courtney will be breaking down what it means to be Black in America and how it is not always the same as being a person of color.

      Date & Time: Monday, February 24 from 5:15-6:15 p.m.

      Location: 298 Student Center Drive, San Marcos, Texas 78666; Conference Room 202

Men Against Violence's Mission

Men Against Violence (MAV) seeks to break the link which exists between traditional norms of masculinity-the ways men are taught to behave-and violence. It challenges young men to redefine male and female relationships in an equitable manner; to resolve conflicts effectively; to develop meaningful friendships with other men; and to appropriately manage anger and fear.

What is Men Against Violence (MAV)?

MAV is a peer education team at Texas State. It is an educational resource for the Texas State community of faculty, staff, student organizations, residence halls and the surrounding communities. The MAV members are trained to present the following violence related programs:

  • Yes Means Yes: Getting Consent
  • Alcohol Bystander Intervention Training
  • Hate Wears Many Faces
  • Red Flags in Relationships
  • Cyberbullying 

Visit the Presentation Request Form to request one of these presentations.

Joining MAV

Joining MAV has many benefits. It provides you with a chance to increase your knowledge about violence-related issues, gain self-confidence, improve your communication skills, and to provide a needed service on your campus.

You should consider joining MAV if you have a desire to work with the Texas State community, motivation to increase knowledge of violence, and a sincere concern for the overall being of yourself and other students. MAV members must be able to work independently or on a team and have the ability to be open-minded and non-judgmental when discussing sensitive issues.

For more information on joining MAV, call 512.245.2161, visit Room 101 in Encino Hall, or email

MAV Meetings

MAV has meetings every Monday at 5:15 pm in the Student Health Center Conference Room 202. All students are welcome.

MAV Resources

Jackson Katz is an internationally recognized prevention educator that works in gender violence prevention in schools. He is an educator, author, filmmaker, and social theorist who is recognized as one of America's leading anti-sexist male activists.

Jackson Kats Website

Meet our Men Against Violence Officers

Portrait of MAV President, Derek, standing in front of a white background

Derek Miller

Favorite Topics

  • Gender Socialization
  • Comprehensive Sex Ed
  • Consent
  • Queer Activism


  • Choreography
  • Playwriting
  • Spontaneous Zumba
  • Film Making
Portrait of MAV Vice-President, Arielle, standing in front of a white background

Arielle Raveney

Favorite Topics

  • Rape Culture
  • Equality
  • Gender Socialization
  • Privilege


  • Ending the Patriarchy
  • Music: Listening, Singing and Dancing
  • Laughing until I cry with the ones I love
  • Food: Eating and Cooking
Portrait of MAV Social Media Officer, Courtney, standing in front of a white background

Courtney Kennerson
Event Coordinator

Favorite Topics

  • Sexual Violence Prevention
  • Consent
  • Social Justice
  • Domestic Policy Issues


  • Dancing
  • Promoting Prevention
  • Attending Concerts
  • Yoga
Portrait of MAV Secretary, John, standing in front of a white background

John Gamez

Favorite Topics

  • Gender Expression
  • Intersectionality
  • Queer Normalization
  • Human Sexuality Spectrum


  • Discovering New Music
  • Meeting New People
  • Spontaneous Adventures with Friends
  • Having Meaningful Conversations