27 November, 2015
MR. DAWAN WILLIAMS AND THE "FATHERS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER" INITIATIVE: CREATING THE "PROMISE OF A NEW DAY" FOR THE VILLAGE.
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21 November, 2015
RESTORATIVE JUSTICE THOUGHT LEADERS AND PRACTITIONERS TO STAGE SOLUTIONS-BASED DIALOGUE ON MASS INCARCERATION AND CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM SUNDAY, 22 NOVEMBER 2015 AT UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF GERMANTOWN
Mrs. Marietta Tanner
Chair, Ending Racism Committee
Unitarian Society of Germantown
Teach-In 2 Registration Website Link: www.usguu.org/teachin-registration
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07 November, 2015
THOMAS FIFFER, EXECUTIVE EDITOR OF THE GOOD MEN PROJECT TO SPEAK AT SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR MEN AND BOYS SUNDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2015
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05 November, 2015
CHRIS CANNON, CREATOR OF THE "MANHOOD MODEL" TO LAUNCH USA INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY OBSERVANCE WITH 7 NOVEMBER 2015 WEBINAR
Mr. Chris Cannon
The Manhood Model
USA Coordinator - International Men's Day
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (USA) -- 5 November 2015 -- Men’s Issues Thought Leader, best-selling author, and architect of the “Manhood Model” (www.manhoodmodel.com) Mr. Chris Cannon will launch the United States observance of 2015 International Men’s Day beginning on Saturday, 7 November 2015 through the presentation of a “Manhood Model Webinar” . The “Manhood Model” Webinar will be moderated by Mr. Cannon beginning at 3:00 P.M. United States (New York) Time through 4:00 P.M. United States (New York) Time on Saturday, 7 November 2015 at the following link: 2015.ManhoodModel.com.
Through the “Manhood Model”, Mr. Cannon is helping the 3,477,829,538 souls who are Men throughout our global village sift through the mixed signals about masculinity, their roles and responsibilities in our families and communities, and the rules of engagement for courtship and marriage which they constantly receive from mainstream media, television sitcoms, film, music videos, and even from the souls who profess to love them.
“Men in the Millennium are embarking on a journey to find their genuine selves. They yearn to live purpose-driven lives. We have 3,477,829,538 Men throughout our global village who at any given time or any given day are taking a long look in the proverbial mirror and asking the reflection that stares back at them: ‘Who am I? Why am I here? Where am I going in life?’ This year’s theme for International Men’s Day is: ‘Making A Difference For Men and Boys’. If we are truly serious about making a difference in the lives of Men and Boys, we are duty bound to help them find their identity, discover their purpose, and provide them with a sense of direction. The Manhood Model will help Men and Boys do exactly that. Helping Men and Boys live purposeful and fulfilling lives empowers and enriches our families and our communities. Rolling out the ‘Manhood Model’ webinar as part of the launch of the United States’ celebration of 2015 International Men’s Day on Saturday, 7 November 2015 is a beginning and not an ending. We will design and implement initiatives each month over the course of the next twelve months that help to address and resolves the obstacles that make it extremely difficult – if not impossible for Men and Boys to be successful, productive, and purpose-driven souls,” remarked Mr. Cannon.
To register for the “Manhood Model” webinar visit the following link: 2015.ManhoodModel.com.
For further information about the webinar scheduled for Saturday, 7 November 2015 beginning at 3:00 P.M. United States (New York) Time and ending at 4:00 P.M. United States (New York) Time, visit the Manhood Model’s website at www.manhoodmodel.com, or send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For information about International Men’s Day, visit its website at www.imd-global.org or contact the United States Coordinator for International Men's Day by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com or call 267-581-3963.
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31 October, 2015
AN INVITATION TO THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN SECOND ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR MEN AND BOYS - SUNDAY, 8 NOVEMBER 2015 AT 10:00 AM USA (NEW YORK) TIME AND 3:00 PM. USA (NEW YORK) TIME....
The Second Annual International Day of Prayer is about bringing together Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Sikhs, -- individuals and leaders of all faiths and denominations -- through prayer, reflection, song, and poetry -- to embark upon a journey to eradicate the key challenges which make it impossible for the Men and Boys and our lives to be whole souls and to live longer, healthier, happier, and purpose-driven lives.
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15 October, 2015
Can one person positively transform the world? Can one person make a difference in the lives of others? Do individuals exist in the global village we know as Planet Earth who only want the best for others, unconditionally accept others for who they are, and selflessly invest their energy, time, and wisdom to help others find their purpose in life and fulfill their destiny?
I knew such a man -- L.T. Henry, a classically trained jazz musician -- a drummer who also played piano and trumpet -- who spoke five languages -- Chinese,Russian, French, German, and Spanish -- an author, photojournalist, and sales and success motivation trainer. L.T. -- as he was affectionaltely referred to by those of us whom he allowed ...to be close to him and a member of his Inner Circle -- was my Mentor and IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R) was his vision which he shared with me 20 years ago. It is a vision that I have spent the past 16 years resurrecting.
When L.T. died on 1 March 1999, I just could not allow his vision to die with him --my heart and soul knew that his vision was too important. And time has proven me right. But it is a journey that I have not embarked upon alone. Many of you throughout our global have helped me resurrect L.T. The celebration of IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R)'s birthday is also the celebration of the life and legacy of L.T. It is a celebration for all of the souls throughout our global village who have helped me transform L.T.'s vision into an entity that can be seen, heard, felt, and touched. It is a celebration that is testimony to the fact that ideas and visions do not die.
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03 October, 2015
UMA CHALLA, INDIA COORDINATOR FOR INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY WRITES ABOUT HER INITIATIVE "OCTOBER IS VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN AND BOYS AWARENESS MONTH"
Power of A Woman
“Stop violence against women!” That is a slogan that we have heard, day in and day out, over the last thirty years and have agreed with, unquestioningly. By doing so, we have also embraced its underlying assumptions, that violence is a gender issue, that men have been historically inflicting violence on women, all men (and only men) are capable of violence and that violence against men (by women) does not exist.
More recently, the focus of the subject has been broadened to include boys. A social awareness platform called Vogue Empower even made a short film entitled “Start with the Boys” which says, “We have taught our boys not to cry. It’s time we teach them not to make girls cry”.
Echoing this politically correct stance, and underlining the agenda of her Ministry, Women and Child Development Minister, Ms. Maneka Gandhi, recently said: “All the violence is male generated. One of the ways to tackle this is at the school stage”.
Ms. Gandhi proposed a program called “gender champions’’ in which “boys who have been particularly respectful and helpful to girls and deserve to be emulated” will be rewarded every year.
The powerful impact of these political and media generated messages is reflected in everyday conversations as well. To quote an example, a mother, who was worried about her 7 year old boy who would not talk to girls on his school bus, expressed her concern on Facebook, and received the following response from another boy’s mother:
“Boys do need to do 'feminine' things like cook, wear pink, dress up in florals, wear a skirt if only for protest against rapes….After all, a true man is someone who is in touch with his feminine side.”
For a while now, even something as innocuous as the usage of “he/him” has been politicized enough to make everyone pause and reconsider the use of the masculine pronoun in a normal English sentence.
One might have believed that all of the above are genuine efforts aimed only at gender equality and protection of women, if not for the stark apathy shown towards men in distress. There has been a prolonged and uncomfortable silence in our culture about female violence against men and boys. Emboldened by this silence, the war against men and boys, and everything masculine, has now become full-blown, and too glaring to ignore.
Today, exploiting, abusing, insulting, kicking, punching and slapping males has not only become acceptable, but it is even considered laudable behavior on the part of women and girls. While the popular media showers titles such as “bravehearts”, “youth icons” or “female role models” on these feisty women (like Rohtak sisters and Jasleen Kaur), State Governments have even announced cash awards to them. Ms. Gandhi herself has proposed prizes to girls who have been outstanding in their “bravery and attitude”.
There are far too many examples and compelling (NCRB) data about female violence on men and boys, begging for the conspicuous silence of the society to be broken.
The idea behind observing “Violence Against Men and Boys Awareness Month” (#VAMBAM) in October 2015 is to break the silence and address female violence against men and boys, which is stoked by gender politics.
Let us treat men in distress with the same kind of compassion and support as women in distress. Let us recognize that ignoring violence by women, and denial of protection against the same amounts to promotion of violence against men and boys.
Let us allow boys and girls to naturally explore and discover ways to relate with the opposite sex. Let us recognize that imposing gender politics on children to modify the behavior of young males or shaming those who do not comply amounts to violence against boys as well.
All India Men’s Welfare Association, All India Forgotten Women’s Association, True Equity Network and Paritran Foundation have joined hands to observe VAMBAM in India. VAMBAM has also been endorsed internationally, as seen in this message by Ms. Diane Sears, USA Coordinator for International Men's Day, Chair of the USA 2012-2022 International Men's Day Ten Year Plan Committee, Managing Editor for IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R), a quarterly international Fatherhood and Men's Issues Journal, and Director of IN SEARCH OF FATHERHOOD(R) International Fatherhood and Men’s Issues Internship Program:
"October 2015 has been designated as INTERNATIONAL VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN AND BOYS AWARENESS Month. This initiative is the brainchild of Mrs. Uma Challa, a Gender Issues Thought Leader, humanitarian, author and India’s Coordinator for International Men’s Day. The USA International Men’s Day Team endorses Mrs. Challa’s initiative. Violence against Men and Boys creates a psychologically, emotionally, and spiritually toxic environment in our homes, our communities, and our world. INTERNATIONAL VIOLENCE AGAINST MEN AND BOYS AWARENESS Month — October 2015 — is a key “piece of the puzzle” to bringing healing to Men, Boys, our families, our communities, and our world and transforming our psychologically, emotionally, spiritually toxic and dysfunctional environment into a vibrant, loving, and nurturing oasis."
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