Tony Porter is an author, educator and activist working to advance gender and racial justice and create a more equitable society. 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 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.”
He is sought after for his in-depth understanding of the collective socialization of men, healthy manhood/masculinity, the intersections of oppression, diversity, equity, and inclusion, white supremacy culture and anti-Blackness, and promoting gender and racial equity.
Tony is an adviser to the National Football League, providing policy consultation, working extensively with player engagement, and facilitating violence prevention and healthy manhood training. He has also provided training to the National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer and Major League Baseball.
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 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.”