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NAMEN Member Meet-Ups

NAMEN is now hosting Member Meet-Ups on a regular basis.  These are 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.

We currently plan for meeting every other month.  Watch here and in Events for upcoming dates.

Please join us!

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.

Session Recording

Session recording can also be found at this link

Link to Member Policy Survey 

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

Member Meet-Up 

Three topics: 

a. Male Self-Interest - continuing discussion

b. About the Ubuntu Global Symposium, November 10-11, 2020
Slides from this presentation

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"

Help Prioritize Topics - Please Complete this Survey

Session Recording

Webinar recording can be found also at this link

2. May 28, 2020

Member Meet-Up Session 2

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.


Reconstructing Men's Interests (Pease 2002).pdf


Recording of the men's self-interest portion of the discussion:  

This recording can be found also at this link

1. April 2, 2020

Member Meet-Up First Meeting

Introductory in nature, members introduced themselves and discussed their priorities

Recording is not available:

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