By Marvin Garcia |Staff Writer|
Powell is a New Jersey native, author of 11 books, and an activist/public speaker for culture and civil engagement.
The purpose for the presentation was to inform students about the abusive and oppressive reality of how women have been treated and how the concept of “manhood” should be redefined to improve the negative perception of men.
Powell began his presentation by asking, “What is a man? How do we define manhood?”
Powell talked about how during his youth there was a thin margin on the difference between how men and women where treated in the past couple of decades in relation to sexism, gender equality, and domestic violence.
Powell says that abuses is abuse and that even he engaged in such behavior. Because of this realization it gave him the incentive to redefine his whole concept of manhood which correlates with the fair treatment of women.
According to Powell, men should take responsibility for their actions. They must have the willingness to rebuild the concept on the basis of love, peace, and nonviolence. They must also have the willingness to change mentally, and listen to women, continued Powell.
Powell concluded by stressing that one is not a healthy individual if that person oppresses and engages in violence against another.