YWCA Evanston/North Shore hosts inaugural leadership, domestic violence forum for men

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'The YWCA Evanston/North Shore has a motto of helping to eliminate racism and empowering women, but the nonprofit included men — exclusively — at a recent forum that addressed the issue of domestic violence.

An estimated 200 men filled the Crystal Ballroom last Wednesday at The Merion senior residence, attending the YWCA Evanston/North Shore's first-ever men's leadership dinner entitled "Men Taking a Stand."

"We are doing this to start a conversation with men to get them engaged in working with us as allies to end gender violence," said Karen Singer, president and CEO of the YWCA Evanston/North Shore. "It's not just a woman's issue, it's a human issue and it impacts all of us.
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Jackson Katz, author, scholar, lecturer and educator on gender, race and violence issues from Long Beach, California was the keynote speaker.'

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I'm surprised they didn't force the male attendees to wear high heels. . . to make up for the fact that these men are the gender that the YWCA will never admit can be victims of domestic violence too. The YWCA puts on "walk a mile in her shoes" every year, after all.

Q: How do you know if someone is completely blind when it comes to domestic violence?
A: They refer to it as "gender violence".

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