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NAMEN Community of Practice
Mobilizing Men and Boys:

Session 1

The North American MenEngage Network (NAMEN) is pleased to sponsor a Community of Practice.  A forum for members of NAMEN to share their work and benefit from mutual engagement and feedback.

This session is our first in what is planned to be a bi-monthly program.  Upcoming sessions will be announced and discussed on the Members Listserv, please join NAMEN to receive the Membership announcements.

Men in the Movement:  Personal Histories - Careers in Transition

August 24, 2016; 3:30 - 5:00 pm, EST

Panelists today included:

Dr. Steven Botkin: Past Director Men's Resources International

Dr. Steven Botkin has been providing leadership in the field of engaging men and boys as allies with women for violence prevention, positive masculinity and gender equality. through the Men’s Resource Center for Change (1982), Men’s Resources International (2004), and MERGE for Equality (2015). Steven has provided training and technical assistance in the development of men’s engagement initiatives in Zambia, Nigeria, Liberia, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo Men’s Network, Cote d’Ivoire, Burundi, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Albania, Ireland, Myanmar, Nepal, Lebanon and the United States. Dr. Botkin served on the original Advisory Board of the Global MenEngage Alliance, is one of the founders of the North American MenEngage Network and serves on the board of Safe Passage, the local domestic violence center.

Craig Norberg-Bohm, Coordinator, Men’s Initiative for Jane Doe Inc.

Craig Norberg-Bohm is the Men’s Initiative Coordinator for Jane Doe Inc., The Massachusetts  Coalition Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence.   Craig is the co-founder and coordinator of Jane Doe Inc.’s Massachusetts White Ribbon Day Campaign.   In addition, years go in 1978, Craig was one of the founders of RAVEN (Rape and Violence End Now) in St. Louis, Missouri, one of the earliest men's centers in the U.S. established to engage men to end men's violence

Session Video Clips:

1. Introduction 

2. Craig Norberg-Bohm

3. Steven Botkin

4. Discussion

Full Recording:  

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