The SAFE Place: Men Can Stop Violence

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Honoring Male Allies and Emerging Leaders


William Frederick

William Frederick

My name is William Frederick Barthe and I am a first year student at San Francisco State University. I first learned about The SAFE Place at a Leadership Symposium back in September 2011, where I took part in a Men Can Stop Violence workshop. In my past I have first handedly dealt with sexual abuse and sexual violence through my own personal experiences and through helping friends who admitted their experiences to me and needed a friend to reach out to. I wanted to join The SAFE Place in their goal to make San Francisco State University a safer place for students and faculty alike. I am very proud to say I work with some of the most amazing people you will ever meet.



William Frederick

Aaron Taylor

My name is Aaron Taylor and I'm a second year student studying creative writing here at SF State. I decided to get involved with the SAFE place after participating in the Men Can Stop Violence workshop at the Leadership Symposium in September 2012. I've always been a strong advocate against violence and what I heard at the Symposium really inspired me to make a difference in our community. Through my efforts at SAFE I hope to help prevent sexual assault at our campus and make this a safer place for everyone who lives here. Eventually more men will take an active role in eliminating the sexual violence in our community, and it is my pleasure to be a part of a team that aspires to make this happen.



William Frederick

Kyle Elliott

Kyle Elliott is a junior at SFSU studying Health Education with a Minor in Counseling. He plans on pursuing a Masters in Healthcare Administration and Management after graduation. Sophomore year he became a peer educator for SF State's Sexual Health PEACH (Peer Educators Advocating Campus Health) where he is a lead for events such as La Raza Cultural Festival and World AIDS Day. In addition to his involvement with Sexual Health PEACH, Kyle also became involved with The SAFE Place as a peer educator and has helped plan events such as Walk in Her Heels and The Clothesline Project. Kyle has a passion for program planning, prevention education, and student advising.



Cesar Sanchez

Cesar Sanchez

Cesar Sanchez is a senior undergraduate Visual Communication Design a.k.a. Graphic Design student. Originally a City College of San Francisco student, he decided to transfer to San Francisco State University to acquire his Bachelor of Science degree while attending City College at the same time. After a session with the Counseling and Psychological Services he became interested in getting involved with The SAFE Place because he wanted to utilize his skills for more than just a profit. Upon his arrival he immediately started working by giving The SAFE Place logo a new look. After continuously working for the The SAFE Place, CEASE, Pride and Prevention Education Programs, his design acquired a whole new meaning, a new direction. He now design for a meaning, rather than just an end, for he is constantly inspire by his peers and believes design has the power to change minds. His work with The SAFE Place involves designing outreach material such as flyers, poster, books, etc. and also helps maintain The SAFE Place, and CEASE website.



Jeffrey Briz

Jeffrey Briz

Jeffrey Briz is a senior undergraduate social work student. Upon transferring to SFSU he was inspired by life experience and the influential men and women in his life to become a peer leader with the Prevention Education Programs. As a peer educator with The SAFE Place, the Men's Program, and Students For a SAFE Campus he looks to empower the campus community with violence prevention programming and male allyship. Jeffrey is interested in gender equity, community organizing, environmental rights, and eastern philosophy. On his downtime he enjoys sunsets and long walks on the beach.



Zack Szabadi

Zack Szabadi

Zack Szabadi is a junior at SFSU pursuing his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. He became interested in getting involved with The SAFE Place’s Men Can Stop Violence group because he wanted to be part of the solution in ending sexualized forms of violence against women. As men are very often the perpetrators of such forms of aggression, Zack Szabadi is interested in making more men allies in the fight against violence.



Darryn Green

Darryn Green

Darryn Green is a senior undergraduate Communications Major with a Minor in Counseling. As a peer educator with the PRIDE Peers and Students For a SAFE Campus he remains motivated to make social change through education, and awareness through supporting programming. His interests lie in violence prevention, LGBTQ issues, gender equality, positive youth development, rights of foster youth and mental health. He considers himself an educator and counselor at heart and seeks to one day become a College Professor and Father.



Gary Lamm

Gary Lamm

Gary Lamm is an aspiring Marriage Family Therapist, who enrolled as a psychology major at San Francisco State University seven years after earning his A.A. degree at Skyline Community College. During those seven years Gary earned a living at various occupations including a security guard, a tuxedo salesman, a hotel front clerk and an inventory agent before finally returning to school to fulfill his lifelong dream of earning a college degree in psychology. In Fall of 2010 as a COUN 606 student, Gary chose to earn his volunteer hours with the SAFE Place (Sexual Abuse Free Environment). Gary chose to volunteer for the SAFE Place simply because he sincerely believed in the SAFE Place’s cause of preventing sexual abuse and domestic violence. As a member of the SAFE Place, Gary soon became aware of his own ignorance and came to the realization of the sexual and domestic violence committed against women by men. Most importantly, through his work as a peer educator at the SAFE Place, Gary realized that he and other men must do more to change our society's violent culture of rape. Gary believes in changing the world from the inside out starting with embracing his own ignorance, educating himself and those closest to him about the culture of violence and sexual abuse and accepting and owning up to his own hetero-sexual male privilege.



 

 

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