The AMEND Experience
Thursday, September 13, 2018
8:00 am to
Omni Nashville Hotel
The AMEND Experience is an annual event focused on teaching healthy masculinity to those who work with and can influence Nashville’s youth. They are leaders in the business, religious, education, and community sectors. The AMEND Experience will also celebrate those who are making an impact in their lives. AMEND Together is a program of YWCA Nashville & Middle Tennessee.
Tennessee ranks 4th in the nation for the rate at which men murder women. Fifty percent of all crimes in Tennessee are domestic violence-related. Metro Nashville police receive about 26,000 domestic violence-related calls each year. The AMEND Together initiative (formerly called MEND) is a primary prevention program dedicated to ending violence against women and girls by engaging and educating men and boys.
Last year, more than 300 educators, coaches and community leaders packed into the Bridgestone Arena concourse on Thursday, May 26 for the first annual MEND Experience sponsored by Bank of America. The event featured several high profile sports leaders, including Vanderbilt Football Coach Derek Mason and Athletics Director David Williams, and Tennessee State University’s Head Men’s Basketball Coach Dana Ford. Nashville Predators President and CEO Sean Henry is one of the program’s chief advocates, with the team and the Bridgestone Arena sponsoring and hosting the event.
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