Tony Porter

Educator, A Call to Men
Tony Porter is an educator and activist who is internationally recognized for his effort to end violence against women.

Why you should listen

Tony Porter is the visionary and co-founder behind the nonprofit A Call to Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. Porter’s message of engagement and self-examination has connected powerfully with numerous domestic and sexual violence programs for such high-profile groups as the National Football League and the National Basketball Association, and colleges and universities around the country, including the US Military Academy at West Point and the US Naval Academy at Annapolis. Porter is also an international lecturer for the U.S. State Department, having done extensive work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

He is a faculty member of the New York State Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services Academy of Addiction Studies, where he co-authored their curriculum for clinicians who work with chemically dependent African-Americans. He also specializes in developing social justice models for human service organizations.

What others say

"Ted Bunch and Tony Porter shared their expertise in riveting testimony about men’s responsibility for ending violence against women, and they challenged well-meaning men to become part of the solution. The men spoke of their own journeys in understanding that domestic violence is a civil rights issue." — From My Sister’s Place

Tony Porter’s TED talks

Quotes from Tony Porter

If it would destroy [a 12-year-old boy] to be called a girl, what are we then teaching him about girls?
Tony Porter
TEDWomen 2010 • 1.4M views Dec 2010
Inspiring, Courageous
My liberation as a man is tied to your liberation as a woman.
Tony Porter
TEDWomen 2010 • 1.4M views Dec 2010
Inspiring, Courageous
The Centers for Disease Control says that men’s violence against women is at epidemic proportions.
Tony Porter
TEDWomen 2010 • 1.4M views Dec 2010
Inspiring, Courageous