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Sep. 22, 2016 3:01 pm

What can men do to stop domestic abuse?

Watch Lutheran Settlement House's Men Can campaign champions Omar Woodard and Josh Maxwell tell you in their Around the Corner interview.

Omar Woodard (left) and Josh Maxwell.

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Around the Corner” is a PhillyCAM show that offers local social impact leaders the opportunity to share what impact their work is having on the Philadelphia area. 


Last year, 14,661 calls were made to the Philadelphia Domestic Violence Hotline, and 19 people were killed as a result of domestic violence.

Those numbers are much, much too high. The question is, though, what Philadelphians can do to lower them.

“One of the challenges that I think all of us know that we have is that we too often talk about domestic violence as something for women to avoid rather than something men should not do,” GreenLight Fund Philadelphia ED Omar Woodard said. (Psst, this is called “victim blaming,” and man, would it be awesome if it stopped.)

Woodard was speaking on behalf of Lutheran Settlement House’s Men Can campaign, which pushes for men to have active conversations about the role they can play in preventing domestic violence. On Wednesday, Oct. 5, Woodard, Downingtown Mayor Josh Maxwell and the rest of the Men Can team will be hosting a rally at the Board Game Art Park to raise awareness about this issue.

What can men do? Watch their Around the Corner interview with Generocity Editor Julie Zeglen to find out.

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