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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.

Most of our Meet-Ups are for members only.  Please Join NAMEN to attend and to receive recordings.

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Session Recordings are available within our members only section.


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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