Tony Porter is cofounder of A Call to Men: The National Association of Men and Women Committed to Ending Violence Against Women. An educator, activist, and lecturer, Porter has been working in the social justice arena for more than 20 years. He is nationally recognized for his effort to end men’s violence against women and has given a popular TED Talk on the subject. Porter’s message of accountability is welcome and supported by many grassroots and established organizations.
He works with many domestic and sexual violence programs, the National Football League, the National Basketball Association, and colleges and universities around the country. He has worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis.
Porter is also an international lecturer for the United States State Department and has done extensive work in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He has served as a consultant to the White House Commission on Violence Against Women and Girls and the Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women. In addition, he has been a guest presenter for the United Nations’s Commission on the Status of Women and has been a script consultant for Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Formerly the director of Addiction Services for a hospital in New York, Tony Porter is a faculty member of the New York State Ofﬁce of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services Academy of Addiction Studies, where he coauthored a curriculum for clinicians who work with chemically dependent African-Americans. He also specializes in developing social justice models for human service organizations.