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Men Against Violence Peer Education

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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 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 Health Promotion Services located in Suite 201 of The Student Health Center, 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
  • Hate Crimes
  • Gender Socialization
  • History


  • Food; eating & cooking
  • Music; listening, dancing & singing
  • Things/people that make me laugh
  • Watching a large amount of rom coms and/or indie films in one sitting
Portrait of MAV Secretary & Treasurer, Juan Perez, standing in front of a white background

Juan Perez

Secretary and Treasurer

Favorite Topics

  • Civil Rights Law
  • Social & Political Activism
  • Global Politics & Geography
  • American Public Policies


  • Creative Writing
  • Plants & Gardening
  • Crystals
  • Photography
Portrait of MAV Social Media Officer, Courtney, standing in front of a white background

Courtney Kennerson

Social Media Officer

Favorite Topics

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


  • Dancing
  • Promoting Prevention
  • Attending Concerts
  • Yoga