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  • 16 Aug 2017 2:16 PM | Craig Norberg-Bohm (Administrator)

    The North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN) works for justice and equality. The abominable action of white supremacists (predominantly male), and the subsequent murder of Heather Heyer in Charlottesville Virginia, cannot be tolerated by silence. Our collective hearts go out to all of those who were injured, to Ms. Heyer’s family and loved ones, and all those who were harmed.

    As a network of individuals and organizations working to engage men in promoting gender, racial, sexual and other forms of equality, NAMEN stands in solidarity with those pursuing equality and justice, and resists bigotry, hatred and violence in all its forms, whether that is white supremacy, male supremacy, or other forms of systemic bigotry and hate.

    We will continue to actively resist institutional and personal manifestations of racist, sexist, heterosexist, transphobic, classist, anti-Semitic and other multiple and intersectional forms of oppression which undermine the “life, liberty and pursuit of happiness” of all those who live, work and breath in the United States of America, and throughout the world. The North American MenEngage Network embraces the power of a diverse nation of people and the strength and beauty that diversity brings to the establishment of a just and peaceful world. So as our children look to the sky, they see the sun filled clouds and stars at night without fear, and encircle their lives with hope and joy.


  • 05 Aug 2017 12:12 PM | Craig Norberg-Bohm (Administrator)

    Choosing a college is a daunting task for any first-time student, but for LGBTQ students, it can be downright terrifying. A whopping 13.4% of LGBTQ high school students who report frequent verbal harassment plan on not attending college, and 20% of all currently enrolled college students report fearing for their physical safety due to their gender identity or sexual orientation. In response, many universities are taking steps to fight back for their most vulnerable students, but understanding what to look for in a school is still difficult, which is why we created our guide to college for LGBTQ students.

    This isn’t just a list of scholarships (although we have those too!). Our guide includes actionable strategies to assess a school on its inclusivity and programs to help make the transition to college easier for LGBTQ students.

    From  AffordableColleges.com

  • 11 May 2017 11:12 PM | Craig Norberg-Bohm (Administrator)

    The recording for our Community of Practice Teleconference held on April 20th is now posted. (click here)

    Session Topic:

    LOCAL WORK - FIRST EDITION.

    The heart beat of social change and justice is in the local work.  What we do in our families, our neighborhoods, schools, cities and towns, brings purpose to life.

    We heard from two local projects, and consider their current and critical questions.

    Pheng Thao – with ManForward Minneapolis

    Alan Heisterkamp - Center for Violence Prevention - University of Northern Iowa

    Community of Practice Teleconferences are a membership benefit of NAMEN.


  • 23 Mar 2017 11:40 AM | Craig Norberg-Bohm (Administrator)

    NAMEN is proud to release the first issue of our community newsletter.  This is circulated to membership through the mailing list and distributed publicly here and via various channels.  Please share!

    NAMEN Newsletter Vol 1 No 1
  • 11 Mar 2017 10:17 PM | Craig Norberg-Bohm (Administrator)


    A Web Conference, Hosted By the North American MenEngage Network


    NAMEN is honored to host our ongoing series of web conferences towards building a Community of Practice.

    Thursday. April 20th
    3:00pm ET to 4:30pm ET

    Local work, First edition

    Join us for an engaging presentation about current local work where practitioners will describe their efforts and pose their most challenging questions.

    Featuring:

    Pheng Thao, ManForward,Minneapolis - talking about his work in the Mung Community

    Alan Hiesterkamp, Center for Violence Prevention, University of Northern Iowa - talking about his work in K-12 schools.

    Members: Free of Charge
    Non-Members: Suggested Donation: $15




    Register Here


  • 06 Feb 2017 5:10 AM | Craig Norberg-Bohm (Administrator)

    We are collecting materials that are found useful in encouraging men and male identified folks to take action, and be part of the solution to ending sexism and promoting healthy masculinity.

    Here are a few, please let us know of others:

    From Gloucester MA

    From Mentors in Violence Prevention

    From Gender Violence Institute


  • 26 Jan 2017 1:38 PM | Craig Norberg-Bohm (Administrator)

    The next Community of Practice (CoP) Teleconference will occur at 3pm ET, on Thursday February 16th (see calendar).

    The topic will be:  "Holding our Ground, What to expect in the new administration?" We will conduct a dialog on: What impact do we expect on our work, is there a benefit hidden in the obvious costs?  President Donald Trump is the ultimate hegemonic patriarch, where vulgar locker room talk is celebrated, men grabbing women without permission is sport and being a bully is proud tradition.  What does this mean for our work engaging men and boys for healthy masculinity?

    Register Here:


  • 26 Jan 2017 1:35 PM | Craig Norberg-Bohm (Administrator)

    In Solidarity with the Women's March on Washington, NAMEN has joined the 10 actions in 100 days initiative.  Members of NAMEN will be encouraged to a new action every 10 days during the next 100, coinciding with the new US presidential administration's first 100 days in office.

  • 06 Nov 2016 12:10 AM | Craig Norberg-Bohm (Administrator)

    The recording for our Community of Practice Teleconference held on October 20th is now posted to the information page.

    Session Topic:

    White Ribbon's National Community of Practice
    National Evaluation Framework (NEF)

    Community of Practice Teleconferences are a membership benefit of NAMEN.


  • 14 Aug 2016 10:34 PM | Craig Norberg-Bohm (Administrator)

    Dear Members and Prospective Members of NAMEN,

    The North America MenEngage Network (NAMEN) is seeking nominations for new Steering Committee members. This year’s election will focus specifically on increasing gender diversity on the NAMEN Steering Committee. To this end, we are restricting nominations to women and female identified people.

    Steering Committee members are elected by the general membership of NAMEN and serve for a three-year term.

    If you are not currently a member of NAMEN, we encourage you to learn more about us and fill out a membership form here. Once you are a member you are eligible to nominate, vote for and serve on the Steering Committee.

    Please review the Steering Committee Roles and Responsibilities here, and the NAMEN Core Principles here. If you would like to nominate someone, including yourself,  fill out the nomination form here

    All nominations must be received by September 15, 2016. Nominees will be vetted and a proposed slate of candidates selected by the Steering Committee by October 15, 2016. General membership will then vote to approve new Steering Committee members.  

    Every effort will be made to ensure that the membership of the Steering Committee represents diversity of race/ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, geographical location and fields of engaging men and boys.

    Thank you for being a member of NAMEN!


    Sincerely,

    The NAMEN Election Committee:
    Steven Botkin
    Shane Joseph



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