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Men Against Violence Peer Education

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  • October Events

    • This is the first part of a sexual violence mini course that presents what sexual violence is on a more basic level. Played through a game of Jeopardy, the content will be focused on how we canvass victims and define the different forms of violence. There will also be a chance to explore how to combat stigmatization of victims of sexual violence.

    • We will be discussing and unpacking the different red flags in unhealthy relationships. October is Dating Violence Awareness Month; therefore it is important to look at why these individuals stay in these toxic relationships.

    • We’ll be breaking down power and control and how it shows up in our lives. Show up to challenge your beliefs and learn something new from the community that surrounds you.

    • We will take a break from some content and celebrate Halloween! We will have minute-to-win-it games with some fun prizes. Come in a fun, scary, or just silly costume and let’s get spooky together!


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 menagainstviolence@txstate.edu

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
President

Favorite Topics

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

Interests

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

Arielle Raveney
Vice-President

Favorite Topics

  • Rape Culture
  • Equality
  • Gender Socialization
  • Privilege

Interests

  • Ending the Patriarchy
  • Music: Listening, Singing and Dancing
  • Laughing until I cry with the ones I love
  • Food: Eating and Cooking
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Courtney Kennerson
Event Coordinator

Favorite Topics

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

Interests

  • Dancing
  • Promoting Prevention
  • Attending Concerts
  • Yoga