A two-hour video. The town of Steubenville, Ohio, reeled apparently when two high school football players were found to have raped a 16-year-old West Virginia girl last summer and others, including coaches, were discovered to have attempted to cover the crime up.
V-Day and The Nation Present:
BREAKING THE MALE CODE: AFTER STEUBENVILLE, A CALL TO ACTION
A Conversation with Jimmie Briggs, Joe Ehrmann, Tony Porter, Dave Zirin. Special Introduction by Peter Buffett, Moderated by Eve Ensler
On Tuesday, March 26th, V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and The Nation presented a one night only panel discussion entitled Breaking The Male Code: After Steubenville, A Call To Action, featuring Journalist and Teacher Jimmie Briggs; President of Coach for America and former football player Joe Ehrmann, A Call to Men Co-Founder Tony Porter; and Sports Editor at The Nation David Zirin, with a special introduction by Emmy Award-winning musician and Co-Chair of the NoVo Foundation Peter Buffett, and moderated by V-Day Founder/Artistic Director and Tony Award winning playwright Eve Ensler.
The evening was an opportunity for an open discussion with male leaders in the field to examine how we can change rape culture while looking at the issues of patriarchy, sex education, and the role of the media in reporting sexual violence. This passionate and timely discussion was open to everyone and issued a call for intervention, education, and transformation.