The vision of Beyond Tough Guise (BTG) is to move community norms beyond the guise or act of traditional male toughness which supports aggressive behavior, violence, abuse and disrespect. We embrace a balanced set of characteristics about masculinity which encourages and supports respect, responsibility, cooperation, non-violence, equality, honesty, relationships and community.
• to reduce violence by improving the attitudes and behaviors of men and boys in the Winona Community;
• to encourage community members to live the BTG Characteristics, and institutions to support the norms they represent;
• to create a sense of purpose and optimism as the foundation for a positive vision of masculinity.
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• Beyond Tough Guise Project • Board President Mark Hecht | (608) 385-9936 | firstname.lastname@example.org | PO Box 243 Winona, MN 55987
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Please join us for this opportunity to learn what you as an individual or organization can do to change social norms and end sexual and domestic violence. A presentation by Chuck Derry from... Read More
The partnership between Coaching for Change and the Winona Youth Soccer Association made the news this past spring. The Coaching for Change program focuses on training coaches to harness the power of... Read More
On Saturday, March 25, 2017 representatives from Beyond Tough Guise, the Winona Youth Soccer Association, and the Winona Y will be attending a training put on by the “Men As Peacemakers” organization. “Men As... Read More
When: Feb. 18th at 9pm Where: WSU Campus, Stark Hall What: Frozen River Film Festival will have many must see films that will enlighten you, and provide cutting edge information that you will... Read More
from the Winona County Primary Prevention Project (PPP) Be a Learner: Learn about the facts and red flags of domestic and sexual violence. When available come to informative community panels and presentations. Use the... Read More