NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A CALL TO MEN’s 2017 Gala will celebrate the organization’s 15th anniversary and honor individuals who promote healthy, respectful manhood, and prevent violence and discrimination against all women and girls. Their work and your support furthers A CALL TO MEN’s vision: to create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe. The 2017 honorees include:
Gloria Steinem, writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist
Steinem will receive the Envisionary Award, which pays tribute to women whose vision, leadership and action help create a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful, and all women and girls are valued and safe. The award will be presented by Jennifer and Peter Buffett, co-presidents of the NoVo Foundation, and Pamela Shifman, executive director of the NoVo Foundation.
Joe and Alice Torre, Chairman and President, Joe Torre Safe at Home
The Torres will receive the Next Generation of Manhood Award, which honors individuals who embrace and promote a healthy, respectful manhood, and use their platform to raise awareness for the prevention of violence against all women and girls. The award will be presented by Allan Houston, assistant general manager of the New York Knicks, general manager of the Westchester Knicks, and president of Allan Houston Enterprises.
Alan Gardner, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Verizon
Gardner will receive the award for Institutional Change, which honors an individual or organization using their influence to promote healthy, respectful manhood and prevent violence against all women and girls at the institutional level. The award will be presented by Rose Kirk, chief corporate social responsibility officer for Verizon.
The event will be keynoted by Actor and Activist Matt McGorry, of “Orange Is the New Black” and “How to Get Away with Murder.” A self-described Feminist, McGorry has often been praised for his cultural and political advocacies, and for using his platform to elevate thought provoking and socially conscious issues. Richard Lui, anchor at MSNBC, will serve as emcee. Lui’s enterprise reporting has focused on humanitarian issues including gender equality and human trafficking.
“A CALL TO MEN is honored to celebrate the organization’s 15th anniversary alongside true revolutionaries who have fought to advance the issue of preventing violence against all women and girls, and who have created a space for men in this work,” said Ted Bunch, chief development officer of A CALL TO MEN. “We remain committed to creating a world where all men and boys are loving and respectful, and all women and girls are valued and safe.”
The event will highlight A CALL TO MEN’s worldwide effort to educate men on healthy, respectful manhood, and prevent violence and discrimination against all women and girls.
|May 25, 2017, 6:00 p.m. Red Carpet & Reception, 7:00 p.m. Awards Dinner|
|Honorees are available for interviews on site.|
|The event is open to credentialed members of the media.|
|Pre-event approval and media registration is required.|
|The Lighthouse, Pier 61 at Chelsea Piers, New York, NY 10011|
|Anna Marie Johnson Teague, Chief Communications Officer, A CALL TO MEN|
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