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“We Are The Lions”

As ManUPstate works to engage men and boys in the issues of domestic violence here in South Carolina, so too does MEND, an initiative from the YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee, whose mission is to end the epidemic of violence against women and girls by empowering young men and boys to become the catalyst for cultural change.

“And even if we know it’s just a few harmless jokes between me and my dudes, it perpetuates the culture where it’s easy to confuse the link between the jokes and the bruise.”

YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee partnered with the award-winning Go West Creative to produce a spoken word video that boldly invites men to be part of the solution to ending gender violence.  Poet and actor Steve Connell delivers a powerful message for the YWCA’s violence prevention initiative, MEND, in the five minute We Are the Lions video.