SAFEMen Online Forum 2021: Power and relationships

Written by Antwon R. Martin

What does it mean to be a man? How can we hold fellow men accountable? How can we have these conversations without alienating each other?

The SAFEMen Online Forum is an opportunity for men to learn about the unseen guidelines that inform our everyday choices and the way those choices impact the people around us. Hear from experts, be part of the discussion, and come away with concrete ways to be a stronger support person for anyone in your life.

This year’s forum will begin at noon CST with a panel of experts who will share their insights on power and relationships. Following the panel, attendees will be broken out into facilitated groups to discuss the topics covered by the panelists.

The forum will be held on Zoom. SAFE is encouraging men to attend this event. People of all genders are welcome. This is a free event.

Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021
Noon-1:30 p.m. CST
Register here

This year’s panel will include:

a photo of a man named Gary Barker. He is facing the camera, has short, grey hair, a trim grey beard, and is wearing a grey suit jacket. The background is yellow.Gary Barker, PhD. Gary is a leading global voice in engaging men and boys in advancing gender equality and positive masculinities. He is the CEO and founder of Promundo, which has worked for 20 years in more than 40 countries. Beginning in low-income areas of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Promundo’s approaches have been incorporated into ministries of health and education around the world. Gary created and leads the International Men and Gender Equality Survey (IMAGES), the largest ever survey of men’s attitudes and behaviors related to violence, fatherhood, and gender equality.

A photo of a man named Emiliano Diaz de Leon. The man is facing the camera and wearing glasses. He has a trim beard and a dark shirt with colorful dots/graphics. The background is white.

Emiliano Diaz de Leon is the Men’s Engagement Specialist at TAASA. After more than a decade of experience working for several domestic and sexual violence centers across Texas, Emiliano joined the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault in 2008, where he provides training and technical assistance on victim advocacy and prevention of sexual violence to SAPCS-PHHS Block Grant grantees around the state.

A photo of a man named Greg Galindo. The man is facing the camera wearing a white, button up shirt. He has a trim beard. There is greenery, water, and buildings in the background.

Greg Galindo, Founder of Good Fight Fitness. As a husband and the proud father of two, Greg is the founder of Good Fight Fitness, a local personal training and community fitness company, that donates a portion of their proceeds each month to local non-profit organizations, including Explore Austin, SAFE, and RBI Austin, where Greg currently serves on the board and is a mentor. Greg also practices real estate and is a residential agent for the Texas-based JB Goodwin real estate brokerage. In his free time, he enjoys traveling with his family, exploring the outdoors, coaching his sons baseball teams, listening to local, live music, and attending music festivals with his wife.