“How Can Men Challenge Rape Culture?” – Screening and Q&A with ROLL RED ROLL filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman and guests
Friday, March 29, 7:45 show
With Albery Abreu (Educator/Social Worker, MSW), DJ Sixsmith (Social Media Manager, CBS Local Digital Media), and Quentin Walcott (Co-Executive Director, Connect NYC)
|Albery Abreu is program coordinator/therapist for one of the largest non-profit agencies in NYC. Mr. Abreu is responsible for completing risk assessments, co-facilitating groups, and providing individual counseling to families experiencing domestic violence within the child welfare system. Mr. Abreu is also a prevention educator for Freedom Institute’s Hallways program, an NYC- based prevention program tailored to the specific challenges faced by independent school students. Mr. Abreu began career in social work as a facilitator for Edwin Gould Services for Children and Families Teen Accountability Program educating young men on healthy relationships and helping inspire them create their own positive definitions of masculinity, manhood, and strength. Additionally, he was a peer educator and trainer with STEPS Relationship Abuse Prevention Program (RAPP), which partners with thirteen New York City high schools to provide outreach, education, and counseling on abusive relationships for students. Mr. Abreu has been a featured panelist, guest speaker, and trainer in various conferences and events in NYC raising awareness and speaking on violence against women, domestic violence, and working with teenagers impacted by DV.
DJ Sixsmith is a Social Media Manager at CBS Local Digital Media in New York. He hosts the Sit Down interview series where he talks with athletes, actors, filmmakers and musicians about their careers and their lives. He also hosts shows on ESPN Radio and broadcasts college sports for Stadium & The Big East Digital Network. DJ graduated from Fordham University in 2015 with a degree in Journalism.
Quentin Walcott, known as “Q,” is a leading national and international anti-violence activist, educator and writer. He is one of the U.S leaders selected by the NoVo Foundation to participate in its groundbreaking Move to End Violence initiative, a 10-year program to strengthen the movement to end gender-based violence in the United States. He’s also a member of the Resonance Network‘s Governance Committee. In 2018, Quentin was selected to serve on the NYC Domestic Violence Task Force Steering Committee and was appointed to the NYC Mental Health Advisory Group.