Craig Norberg-Bohm

“So how do we make a male voice? And I said, ‘well that is what I’m all about.’

That’s exactly what I wanna do.”

 

Interviewee: Craig Norberg-Bohm

Interviewer: Christina S., Grade 11

Interview Date: January 29, 2015

Interview Location: Jane Doe Inc., Boston, MA

Student Reflection:

On January 29, 2015 my class and I visited Jane Doe Inc. Jane Doe Inc. is an organization that strives to put a stop to domestic violence and sexual abuse. Jane Doe Inc. does everything from counseling victims to marching and sending out advertisements and informational pamphlets to stop such cruelties. I had the opportunity to interview Craig Norberg-Bohm, who has been working with Jane Doe Inc. for about 12 years and has been working against domestic abuse and sexual assault for 35 years. Norberg-Bohm is an activist and a necessary male voice in the movement to end domestic violence and sexual abuse. He believes we need to seek out and create more opportunities for young people, and in particular men and boys, to become more involved in this type of work. Norberg-Bohm believes the partnership between women, men, and young people is key because a larger group of people working towards one goal has a higher chance of success. He knows that if we spread the word and get more people involved, it would be truly beneficial for everyone.

 

“I wanted to find a way to bring the learnings and lessons we had in counseling to everyone.”

“You didn’t hear in the news that men cared about this or wanted to stop it.”

“So how do we make a male voice? And I said, ‘well that is what I’m all about.’ That’s exactly what I wanna do.”

“This is what everyday is like, moving this idea forward.”

“I am contributing to social justice in this work and that is very satisfying.”

“It is very heartening to see that it does work.”

“Jane Doe Inc.’s biggest achievement is its existence.”

“An individual can make a difference.”