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 professionalranked 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.”