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ASPIRE New York Conference & Campaign

We are pleased to announce that Don McPherson Enterprises, in collaboration with the New York State Coalition Against Sexual Assault and the New York State Coalition Against Domestic Violence, is launching ASPIRE New York! A year-long campaign to engage men and boys commencing with a conference in Syracuse, NY.

The concept of Aspirational Masculinity, created by Don McPherson, is a model and promising practice to enlist men’s leadership in violence prevention and engage them within local social ecosystems such as schools, workplace settings, communities and families. This model aims to establish and maintain positive and proactive engagement of men and boys through various affinity groups.

About The Conference

Join us on June 7-9 in Syracuse for ASPIRE New York: The Conference on Aspirational Masculinity.

The conference will provide a foundation for the campaign, describing what Aspirational Masculinity is and how to engage men and boys to become involved, with national, state and local level experts participating.

Registration Fee: $23.39

Post-Conference Activities

Post-conference, four regional day-long training sessions will be offered around the state designed for prevention educators to learn how to implement the model. These sessions will also be open to community members with an interest in engaging men and boys, including: school personnel- teachers, coaches, school nurses, counselors and administrators, as well as DASA and Title IX Coordinators; Campus personnel focusing on prevention; Workplace Leaders, Sports leagues, foundations and other athletic organizations.

Stay tuned for dates and locations of regional sessions.

Thank you to our Sponsors!