16 November, 2010
ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN (USA) – 16 November 2010 -- The International Men’s Day Coordination Committee has announced that BRIAN HALL has accepted its invitation to serve as the Michigan (USA) Regional Coordinator for 2010 International Men’s Day (www.international-mens-day.com) which will be observed worldwide on Friday, 19 November 2010. Mr. Hall, who can be contacted by e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org. will serve as the point of contact for all individuals and organizations throughout the State of Michigan that are interested in participating in the worldwide observance of International Men’s Day which honors and celebrates and honors the sacrifices and contributions of Men to our families, our communities, and our society and will be celebrated under the theme “Our Children . . . Our Future”. International Men’s Day resonates with Women and Men throughout our global village and shares a 48-hour partnership with Unviersal Children’s Day which is observed worldwide on 20 November 2010 and is endorsed by the United Nations.
“We are pleased that Mr. Hall has accepted our invitation to assume a leadership role in the 2010 International Men’s Day worldwide observance for the State of Michigan as its Regional Coordinator. In the short span of time that Mr. Hall has donned the mantle of the Michigan (USA) Regional Coordinator for 2010 International Men’s Day, he has succeeded in having The Honorable Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan, issue a proclamation designating 19 November 2010 as International Men’s Day in the State of Michigan. The proclamation can be viewed at http://www.michigan.gov/gov/0,1607,7-168-25488-247013--,00.html,” remarked Diane A. Sears, the United States Coordinator for 2010 International Men’s Day and a member of the International Men’s Day Coordination Committee.
International Men’s Day was founded in 1999 by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, a History Lecturer at the West Indies University, Trinidad Tobago, and the Chairman of the International Men’s Day Coordination Committee whose membership comprises Warwick Marsh (Australia), Global Coordinator for International Men’s Day, Jason Thompson (Australia), Historian and Global Promotions Coordinator for International Men’s Day, Uma Challa, Coordinator for India - for International Men’s Day, and Diane A. Sears, Coordinator for the United States of America – International Men’s Day.
Dr. Teelucksingh, in 1999, put into place the Core Objectives of International Men’s Day which gives individuals and groups wanting to celebrate International Men’s Day in their own community, the framework and foundation for their celebrations. The Core Objectives of International Men’s Day which were ratified by members of the International Men’s Day Committee in December 2009 are as follows:
• To promote positive male role models; not just movie stars and sports men but everyday, working class men who are living decent, honest lives.
• To celebrate men’s positive contributions to society, community, family, marriage, child care, and to the environment.
• To focus on men’s health and wellbeing; social, emotional, physical and spiritual.
• To highlight discrimination against men; in areas of social services, social attitudes and expectations, and law.
• To improve gender relations and promote gender equality.
• To create a safer, better world; where people can be safe and grow to reach their full potential.
Individuals, institutions, and organizations in the State of Michigan in the United States that are interested in participating in 2010 International Men’s Day, should contact BRIAN HALL, the Michigan (USA) Regional Coordinator for 2010 International Men’s Day, by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com.
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