Congratulations to Ulester Douglas, instructor of the Center for Women's Men Stopping Violence course, for winning a Ford Freedom Unsung Hero Award in education for his work on the Emory-MSV Initiative! Douglas was nominated by the CWE and by students who have taken the course. He was honored at National Center for Civil and Human Rights on December 7, 2012.
THE EMORY-MSV INITIATIVE is a partnership between Emory University and Men Stopping Violence, an Atlanta-based, nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to community-centered responses to domestic violence.
Emory offers the first college course in the country based on MSV’s “community-accountability model,” which asserts that while individuals are responsible for their violent behavior, communities share responsibility for the problem as well as the solution. Men Stopping Violence: Male Intimate Partner Violence Against Women is taught by MSV Associate Director Ulester Douglas, who has decades of experience counseling and training individuals, families and communities affected by violence. Among his many awards, Douglas was honored in 2003 by Lifetime Television for Women and the National Network to End Domestic Violence for his work to end violence against women. Though focused on examining masculinity and men’s roles in ending violence against women, the course is open to all genders.
The Emory-MSV Initiative is a unique collaboration among MSV, several non-academic units at Emory, and three academic departments within Emory College – Interdisciplinary Studies, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.
Our strategy is to provide students with a series of learning engagements, beginning with the self (examining and addressing our individual responsibility, especially in relation to our own family and friends), moving to the Emory community (addressing violence against women at Emory), and expanding into the Atlanta community (addressing violence in local communities, with an emphasis on reaching boys at the middle school level). The initiative fits well with Emory University’s mission to leverage its resources in the service of humanity.
For more information, contact our MSV Graduate Assistant, Dominick Rolle
The Emory-MSV Initiative is a partnership between MSV and the following Emory units: Center for Women; James Weldon Johnson Institute, Graduate Institute of the Liberal Arts/Interdisciplinary Studies; African American Studies; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the Office of Health Promotion at Emory University Student Health and Counseling Services.