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Welcome to NAMEN Member Meet-Ups!!

NAMEN is hosting Member Meet-Ups on a regular basis.  These are Zoom sessions for members to meet one another and to talk about subjects of mutual interest.  The topics are member generated using a regular survey and discussion during meetings.

While most of our Meet-Ups are for members only, some are open to the public.

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Thursdays, 1pm-3pm ET


Our Spring Series is concluded and we are now planning a fall series, likely September and November events.

Please watch htis space for further information.  Have a great Summer!!


12. June 8, 2023 - Public Meet-Up - "A Fathers Role" -  Join NAMEN in this session where two leaders in our field will identify inherent synergies between the Global Gender Equality Campaign and Responsible Fatherhood Movement seeking to engage men and boys, highlighting best practice techniques and successful outreach strategies from around the world.

"A Fathers Role"
Promoting Gender Equality within the Responsible Fatherhood Movement.

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11. May 25  2023

A Public Meet-Up

NAMEN Canadian Member Meet-up - Ending the MMIWG2S+ Genocide

Engaging Men in the Calls for Justice (Canada): Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Two-Spirit, Transgender and Gender-diverse people.

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10. March 23, 2023 

TOPIC:  Embodying Our Values: The MenEngage Alliance Code of Conduct

Presentation and Discussion:

  • Oswaldo Montoya is focal point for the MenEngage Global Secretariat on accountability.

9. December 1, 2022

TOPIC: Reproductive Justice and Masculinity, What is our Voice?

Presentation and Discussion:

  • Thoughts on Reproductive Justice and Masculinity, What is our voice?
  • Magaly Marques: SRHR Program Director 

8. September 15, 2022

TOPIC: Gun Violence and Masculinity, What is our Voice?

Presentation and Discussion:

  • Thoughts on Gun Violence and Masculinity, What is our voice?
  • Gary Barker: Executive Director, Equimundo

7. June 2, 2022

TOPIC:  Restarting our NAMEN Member Meet-ups

We are happy to be able to offer again the NAMEN Member Meet-up. After a year's hiatus, we plan to operate regularly starting in June and offer discussion topics most relevant to our members.

To this end, we have two topics today:

  • Policy Advocacy Update, Asking how NAMEN will promote public policy and to discuss results of our recent survey
  • A Member Needs Assessment, what are you doing now, and what topics would be most useful to you in the coming months.

6. January 21, 2021

TOPIC -- Conversation:  Stemming from our recent Symposium, how are we thinking about including intersectionality and decolonization in how we approach our work?

5. November 19, 2020

TOPIC -- Overview of the NAMEN State of the Field Report and a Call for Feedback

NAMEN has produced a draft “State of the Field” Report of the male engagement/mobilizing efforts in Canada and the US (to be released in early 2021). This report identifies trends, practices, methodologies and lessons being learned in the efforts to engage and mobilize meno in this region. 

This Member Meet Up will provide an overview of the report, identify the key findings and additional questions that emerged from this report. We will then engaged you in a critical conversation about this report, including implications that you see from this report for our efforts going forward. We intend to integrate key points from this conversation into the final report. 

Rus Funk, NAMEN Program Consultant and Author of the report will provide the overview and facilitate this conversation.

4. September 24, 2020

Discussion about story telling and its value for education and social change

3. July 23, 2020

Three topics: 

a. Male Self-Interest - continuing discussion

b. About the Ubuntu Global Symposium, November 10-11, 2020
c. Topic Priorities for future meetups...

We plan to host Meet-Ups every other month, September, November and January

Topics may include, "Continued: Self-Interest as motivation", "Story Telling",  "Exploring the Faith Connections", "Me-Too, responding when leaders fail"

2. May 28, 2020

Member Initiated conversations:

1. Bonny Morlak talks about his project, Wamaloki Summer Camp for Boys
2. Charles Knight talks about his topic of considering self-interest in working with men.

1. April 2, 2020

Introductory in nature, members introduced themselves and discussed their priorities

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