#TheManStand is one of the most powerful moments of Being Brave: An Evening Honoring Survivors, where the stage fills with men who pledge to take a stand against domestic violence in their own lives and communities. Ending the cycle of domestic violence takes a village, and men play a crucial role in achieving this goal.
If you or your organization would like to participate in this year's #TheManStand (either in person or virtually via a video submission), please see the information and instructions below.
First, answer this question:
How would you or your organization prefer to participate in #TheManStand?
It is a powerful and moving sight to see a stage full of men standing against domestic violence. Your physical presence at Being Brave and participation in #TheManStand send a strong message to survivors that you not only stand against domestic violence, but you stand with them in solidarity and support.
We encourage you to purchase a ticket and attend Being Brave on October 30, where you'll be invited to come up on stage during #TheManStand segment while our presenter speaks about the importance of being an ally. You will not be asked to speak, though if you would like to also record a video message to be played at the event, you are welcome to do so.
SUBMIT A VIDEO MESSAGE
A series of videos of support will be projected onto the main screen at the event (as well as onto the home screens of those attending Being Brave via livestream) during #TheManStand. If you or your organization wishes to record your own video to be played during this segment, please click the button below for the video script:
It is important to use this script so that your message can easily be edited and combined with other messages for the event. Next, click the button below for filming and video submission instructions:
If you or your organization would like to film your video message at a local studio (based in New Brunswick, NJ), please click the button below schedule your film shoot appointment. If none of those dates/times work for you, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or
(732) 993-1345 to discuss alternate schedule options.
Finally, we ask that you consider making a donation to Town Clock CDC and/or purchasing either a virtual or in-person ticket to Being Brave as a sign of your support of our work with survivors of domestic violence.
I'm _____(your name)_____,* and I stand against domestic violence!
I invite you to stand with me against all harmful actions, such as pressuring, shaming, insulting, demeaning, controlling, intimidating, and threatening behavior.
I also support the work of Town Clock CDC (and have donated**) to transform the lives of survivors and their children.
Please join me to help survivors of domestic violence build better lives and spread their wings.
* If desired, person can add their title and organization, especially if a local official.
** Say if donated; otherwise, skip.
We are the _____(group name)_____,* and we stand against domestic violence!
We invite you to stand with me against all harmful actions, such as pressuring, shaming, insulting, demeaning, controlling, intimidating, and threatening behavior.
We also support the work of Town Clock CDC (and have donated**) to transform the lives of survivors and their children.
Please join us to help survivors of domestic violence build better lives and spread their wings.
* Organizations can opt to say these statements in unison and have a representative say the other statements.
** Say if donated; otherwise, skip.
If you are filming yourself: Always record with a window or other light source in front of you, shining on your face.
If someone else is filming you: Always record with a window or other light source behind that person so that the light is shining on your face.
Whether filming in your office or in an outdoor location, please be mindful of noise sources around you. Be sure that you are in a relatively quiet space. Please be sure to speak loudly and clearly.
Make sure you are recording your video in landscape mode. If you are using a smart phone, please hold it horizontally.
SUBMITTING YOUR VIDEO
When submitting your video, please make sure your video file name is saved as your name. Click on the button below to submit your video by October 15, 2021.
By submitting your video to Town Clock CDC, you are giving permission to Town Clock CDC to display your video and likeness for a variety of communications purposes. We reserve the right to not include videos if necessary.
Contact us at email@example.com with any questions.