Actors, activists, athletes – Evan Rachel Wood, Patricia Arquette, Rainn Wilson, Matt Walsh, Zainab Salbi, Anthony Rapp, Mark Herzlich, and Jonathan Stewart – stand together to promote healthy manhood and prevent gender-based violence this Father’s Day
A CALL TO MEN is celebrating all the men, male-identified people, fathers, and father figures who are committed to helping raise the next generation of manhood. We teach that embracing and supporting a healthy manhood promotes male authenticity and prevents all forms of gender-based violence.
The campaign features celebrities and thousands of other committed people who have rallied around our call to celebrate and honor all the positive things that healthy manhood means to them. In partnership with technology platform, WeAre8, that enables brands to sponsor millions of people to share content across social, we are amplifying our movement to elevate healthy manhood. The result: thousands of people sharing a video that creates a virtual human chain of unity to visualize the power of standing together.
“At A CALL TO MEN, we know that embracing and promoting a healthy manhood increases male authenticity and prevents gender-based violence and discrimination,” said Tony Porter, CEO of A CALL TO MEN. “We are honored to have the support of WeAre8 and so many people committed to using their influence and platform to spur positive social change.”
Actor Rainn Wilson shared, “Healthy manhood means being able to be vulnerable, kind, compassionate, and soft when necessary. And the greatest skill for any father or man? Being able to LISTEN and LEARN with humility, especially from women.”
Actress Evan Rachel Wood added, “Healthy Manhood is allowing my son to be a whole person and teaching him that feelings are not a sign of weakness.”
“This is a beautiful celebration of what manhood can be and the freedom it can bring to the next generation of men and boys and to all of humanity,” Porter said.
Everyone can participate in the campaign as it will continue beyond Father’s Day and the video will be updated as more people submit photos. There are three ways to participate:
1. DOWNLOAD WEARE8 from the app store and accept your exclusive sponsorship offer for A CALL TO MEN. For every video shared through the app, a donation will be made in your name to A CALL TO MEN.
2. DONATE online to support A CALL TO MEN initiatives.
3. POST your photo to the campaign with a statement of what #HealthyManhood means to you. Post your image to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter, tag us @acalltomen and include your #HealthyManhood statement.
Check out the images below!