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  • 03 Mar 2018 12:16 PM | Craig Norberg-Bohm (Administrator)
    A Four Part Educational Webinar Series, Hosted By the North American MenEngage Network

    Men Supporting #MeToo: Taking Action to the Next Level
    (click to register)

    Through the #MeToo movement, the voice of survivors of sexual harassment have been loud and powerful. The #MeToo movement provides an opportunity to organize and mobilize men and boys, as active agents of change. This webinar series will explore current community-based efforts to rise to this challenge and some of the lessons learned from these efforts …

    Participants will come away with new concepts and concrete examples that can be employed immediately. This series will build on what the NAMEN members have already been doing to address the issues brought up by #MeToo and explore ways to strengthen this work together.

    Throughout this series we will focus on strategies to take these efforts to the next level, what policy and political action can be harnessed from men and boys who support #MeToo.

    In addition, participants will be invited to join a facilitated, ongoing practice community to encourage and promote these kinds of efforts and encourage networking and resource sharing

    With a series of four sessions, we will cover:

    • What has been Men's response to #MeToo? 
    • What are the opportunities for fostering male leadership in support of #MeToo?
    •  What are the theoretical frameworks for promoting responsibility and accountability?  
    • What might be successful practice to put into place for your own community? 
    •  4 weeks later come back together to share what you have tried or are in the process of implementing and learnt. 

    Please Join us for these engaging discussions.
    Thu April 12 ; 3 – 4:30pm Community experience, how are men responding?
    Thu April 26 ; 3 – 4:30pm Dialog on theories of change for men.
    Thu May 10 ; 3 – 4:30pm Immediate Applications, what can we do now?
    Thu June 14 ; 3 – 4:30pm Reflection on lessons learned and next steps

    An ongoing discussion group will be offered.

    Free of Charge for NAMEN Members;
    Non-Members - $65 for the series, $25 for each session.
    (Series purchases will come with an optional one year NAMEN membership)

    Attendance Policy:
    Preferred attendance at all four sessions.
    You may register for the full series or for the individual sessions.

  • 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:


    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.


    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.

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