Ted Bunch - Educator, Activist and Lecturer
Ted is the co-founder and co-director of A CALL TO MEN. He is recognized both nationally and internationally for his expertise in organizing and educating men in the effort to create a healthier and more respectful manhood. He is dedicated to strengthening community accountability to end all forms of violence and discrimination against women and girls.
Ted is formerly the Director and co-creator of the largest program for domestic violence offenders in America. He has worked with Police and Fire Departments, Emergency Medical Technicians, Paramedics and other first responders to domestic violence. He is a recognized trainer, lecturer and consultant on male accountability. A committed ally for more than a 15 years, Ted has gained leadership status in the domestic violence, rape and sexual assault prevention communities across the country.
Ted brings a great enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge to his work. He has trained at many colleges and universities throughout the United States as well as the National Football League. In addition, he has had guest appearances on national television and radio programs and has been a script consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. He has traveled abroad speaking in places like Israel, Suriname, South Africa, Ghana, Brazil and Puerto Rico as well as being an invited guest presenter for the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women and the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Ted is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department, and was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon as a Committee Member to UNiTE, an international network of male leaders working to end violence against women.
Tony Porter - Educator, Activist and Lecturer
Tony Porter is an author, educator and activist working to advance social justice issues. As the co-founder of A CALL TO MEN, Tony is internationally recognized for his efforts to prevent violence against women while promoting a healthy, respectful manhood. He is a leading voice on male socialization, the intersection of masculinity and violence against women, and healthy, respectful manhood. He has placed a lot of his efforts working with collegiate and professional ranked athletes. He believes that addressing the issue of healthy manhood with “the men that many men look up to” is an important aspect of the work.
Tony is an adviser to the National Football League, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League and Major League Baseball, providing policy consultation, working extensively with player engagement, and facilitating violence prevention and healthy manhood training.
He is an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department, having extensive global experience in Brazil, UK, India and Africa, and has been a guest presenter to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. And also works with the Canadian Football League. Tony has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
He is sought after for his in-depth understanding of the collective socialization of men, and has served as a script consultant for the Emmy Award-winning television series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”
Tony is the author of “Breaking Out of the Man Box” and the visionary for “NFL Dads: Dedicated to Daughters.”
Tony’s 2010 TED Talk has been named by GQ Magazine as one of the “Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See.”