Human Rights Activist Speaks On Male Violence

Tuesday 30th, April 2013 / 09:04 Published by

On Thursday, April 25th, Mr. Ulester Douglas – Internationally Recognized Activist, and Interim Executive Director of Men Stopping Violence – An organization based in Atlanta, of social change dedicated to ending men’s violence against women, addressed the Rotary Club of West Nassau on the topic “Men Stopping Violence.” The meeting was held at the Poop Deck Restaurant at Sandy Port.

About Ulester Douglas Ulester Douglas, a native of St. Kitts, has extensive and specialized training in working with individuals, families and communities affected by violence. In addition to his work at Men Stopping Violence, Ulester is a licensed psychotherapist with an independent practice in metro Atlanta. He was awarded a National Institute of Mental Health Fellowship in 1990 while completing his graduate work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Recently, Ulester completed his first year as an instructor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ulester was honored by Lifetime Television for Women and the National Network to End Domestic Violence in 2003, and in 2012 by The Ford Motor Company, for his work to end violence against women.

He has also received numerous awards including the National District Attorneys Association’s Stephen L. Von Riesen Lecturer of Merit Award in 2010, and the National Black Herstory Task Force’s Comrade Salute Award in 2004. He has been interviewed by several local, national and international media including CNN, HLN, The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Al Sharpton Show, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Atlanta’s V103.

Ulester has authored and co-authored articles and curricula on family violence and other human rights issues, including the article “Deconstructing Male Violence Against Women: The Men Stopping Violence Community-Accountability Model” (2008, Violence Against Women, Sage Publications); the curriculum Men at Work: Building Safe Communities (2008, Men Stopping Violence, Inc.); the article “Violence Against Women: The State of Batterer Intervention Prevention Programs” with Ileana Arias, Juergen Dankwork, Mary Ann Dutton and Kathlyn Stein (2002, The Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics); and the book chapter “African-American Men Who Batter: A Community-Centered Approach to Prevention and Intervention” (2008, Family Violence and Men of Color: Healing the Wounded Male Spirit, Springer Publishing Company).

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