MAY 21st, 2021 (WORLDWIDE): The Pixel Project, a 501(c)3 anti-Violence Against Women non-profit, is proud to announce their second annual Fathers For Pixels livestream panel series 2021 which is part of its Fathers For Pixels program to engage men in efforts to end violence against women (VAW).
The Fathers For Pixels livestream series is a weekly series of panel discussions taking place throughout June 2021 in honour of Father’s Day. These livestream YouTube sessions are held in collaboration with MenChallenging. They will feature 7 fathers and experts who actively work to galvanize their communities to tackle misogyny, sexism and violence against women. At 10.30am EST every Saturday in June, 2 to 3 panellists from a range of perspectives, professional backgrounds, and parenting experience will discuss a specific topic related to fatherhood and violence against women.
This year’s sessions include:
- Raising Boys in a Digital World: Fathering in the Age of Social Media
- The “Fathers Raising Feminist Sons” Sessions: The Samalin Family
- Fathering and Masculinity in the Pandemic Era
These sessions will provide a starting point for fathers and communities who are interested in encouraging healthy masculinity, cultivating positive fatherhood, and building a world free from VAW. Each discussion will include tips and ideas from panellists regarding tackling toxic masculinity, conscious parenting against sexism, and raising the next generation of boys to be non-violent, non-sexist, and non-misogynist men. There will also be a Q&A segment for viewers to ask questions during the livestream.
Every panel session will be recorded and archived on a playlist on The Pixel Project’s YouTube page as a free public resource.
“Violence against women is one of the most widespread and entrenched human rights violations in the world which has been exacerbated during the ongoing worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, becoming what the UN calls a ‘shadow pandemic’ especially with spikes in domestic violence, child marriage, female genital mutilation, and online violence against women. Now, more than ever, women, men, and communities need to work hand-in-hand to eradicate sexism, misogyny, and other cultural norms that drive gender-based violence,” said Regina Yau, Founder and President of The Pixel Project.
“This year’s Fathers For Pixels livestream series continues our efforts to engage men with the issue and an acknowledgement of the vital role that dads play in their families, cultures, and communities,” Ms. Yau said. “We are excited to collaborate with MenChallenging and all participating fathers and experts on these sessions and it is our hope that they will provide fathers with useful and actionable ideas for navigating the extra challenges in parenting their boys in their communities during this very challenging and defining period of the 21st century.”
“MenChallenging helps men and boys support survivors, end gender violence, and undermine patriarchy,” said Joe Samalin, Co-Founder of MenChallenging. “We are thrilled to work with The Pixel Project in celebration of Father’s Day and the role that fathers play in challenging the epidemic of gender-based violence.”
More information about Fathers For Pixels can be found at http://bit.ly/Dads4Pixels
Fathers For Pixels livestream session dates and times can be found here.
About The Pixel Project (www.thepixelproject.net)
The Pixel Project is a complete virtual, volunteer-led global 501(c)3 nonprofit organisation whose mission is to raise awareness, funds and volunteer power for the cause to end violence against women at the intersection of social media, online communities new technologies, and popular culture/the Arts.
About MenChallenging (www.menchallenging.org)
MenChallenging is a new online campaign and free resource for men looking to challenge gender violence. Anyone can become a MenChallenging member, support survivors of violence, and take action to change our culture! Join today. Take the challenge.