Break the Cycle Luncheon

Unity in Community
25th Annual Break the Cycle Luncheon

Friday, May 17th, 2019
11:30 am-1:30 pm

Windows on the River
2000 Sycamore St., Cleveland, OH 44113

Michael Anderton
Eva Love, MD

Jejuana C. Brown
South Euclid Police Department

Keynote Speaker: Tony Porter

Tony Porter is an author, educator and activist working to advance social justice issues. As the chief executive officer 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 issues of manhood, male socialization and its intersection with violence, and preventing violence against all women and girls. Tony’s 2010 TED Talk has been named by GQ Magazine as one of the “Top 10 TED Talks Every Man Should See.”

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 including Brazil, India and Africa, and has been a guest presenter to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. 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.”


Individual Ticket ($100) includes luncheon & parking
Individual VIP Ticket ($150) includes VIP reception, luncheon & parking
Note: ($75) from each ticket is tax deductible


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Coming Together
Domestic violence and child abuse are occurring in epidemic proportions in all communities today. It takes everyone – the entire community – to play a part in breaking the cycle of abuse. It is well known that environment impacts health. Victims of domestic violence and child abuse suffer significant health effects (mental, behavioral, physical, and more). Children who grow up in an abusive home are more likely to fall into the vicious cycle of failing to meet the needs of their own children. This devastating trauma impacts families, future generations, our communities, and our
society as a whole. Some organizations offer support and refuge, some offer healing, some offer protection, others offer advocacy. Abuse occurs in the home, but it takes all of us to break the cycle. One of DVCAC’s core values is collaboration; we are honored to partner with many other community agencies to provide safety and healing and break cycles of abuse.



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Thank you to our sponsors!

VIP Sponsors
Cleveland Browns
Forest City

Empower Sponsors
Burkhart & Co.
Jones Day
Sherwin Williams
University Hospitals