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An Online Resource Library on Gender-Based Violence.

The Halls: Class Dismissed

General Material
Training Tools
Published Date
January, 2014

The Halls is a web series created by the Building Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative and the Defending Childhood Initiative at the Boston Public Health Commission, Division of Violence Prevention. The program is designed to engage young men in the conversation to end gender based violence against women and girls.

It tells the stories of three young men in Boston, and their struggles sifting through relationships, trauma, masculinity and their own identities. Tension starts building in their worlds when rumors swirl around the school about an accused rape of a student.

The discussion guide is an accompanying tool that allows workshop facilitators, teens or adults, to foster conversation with viewers about the themes in the web series. The guide is broken down by episode and provides tips to anticipate challenges to the messages in the film. The guide covers gender norms, homophobia, healthy conflict resolution, consent, deconstructing victim blaming and more.