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PHILADELPHIA'S INAUGURAL CELEBRATION OF INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY HONORS MEN AND FOCUSES ON CHILDREN

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PHILADELPHIA, PA (USA) – 18 November 2010 – The City of Philadelphia’s inaugural observance of International Men’s Day (www.international-mens-day.com) will take the form of two events – an awards and recognition ceremony on Friday, 19 November 2010 at Robin’s Bookstore (www.robinsbookstore.com) at 110-A South Street courtesy of The Brothers Network (www.thebrothersnetwork.org) and a program entitled, “Fathers, Children & Books” on Saturday, 20 November 2010 at 2:00 P.M. at 714 Market Street, 7th Floor, courtesy of a collaboration by and between The Brothers Network (www.thebrothersnetwork.org),The Moonstone Arts Center (www.moonstoneartscenter.org), and The National Comprehensive Center for Fathers (www.nccfamerica.org).Children’s books and their authors – “Snatch” penned by Charles Fuller; “My Name Is Oney Judge”, penned by Diane Turner; and “Beyond The Back …

DADS ON THE AIR AUSTRALIA PUTS THE SPOTLIGHT ON 2010 INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY

On Tuesday, 16 November 2010, DADS ON THE AIR AUSTRALIA, dedicated its entire program to 2010 International Men's Day.  An excerpt of the show appears below and you can listen to the entire broadcast by visiting http://www.dadsontheair.net/storage/shows/Dads_on_the_Air_2010_11-16.mp3.

Today we dedicate the program to International Men’s Day, which is one such global occasion, used to celebrate the positive contributions and variegated experience of being male.


Our first guest is the founder of International Men's Day, Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, of Trinidad and Tobago. The citizens in Trinidad and Tobago were the first to celebrate IMD on the 19th November, 1999. The event was conceived and coordinated by Dr. Jerome Teelucksingh, history lecturer from the University of West Indies, and the first event was held at the Families in Action Headquarters in Port of Spain.  Dr. Teelucksingh chose the date partly to coincide with his father's birthday, whom he felt was an excellent ma…

GREG ANDRESEN OF MEN'S HEALTH AUSTRALIA ENGAGES DR. WARREN FARRELL IN A DIALOGUE ABOUT INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY

Greg Andresen from Men's Health Australia recently conducted an in-depth interview of Dr. Warren Farrell during which International Men's Day was explored at great length.


GREG ANDRESEN: November 19th is International Men’s Day - a global occasion to celebrate the positive contributions and diverse experiences of being male. On this day we highlight those inspirational men and boys who help to forge a better world and who show by example how to live with self-respect and integrity in their relationships with other people and with the world around them. On this day we celebrate men’s and boys’ strengths while taking time to acknowledge their vulnerabilities and needs. We aim to transcend negative stereotyping and encourage greater options and choices for men and indeed for all people. Finally, it's a day for all humanity, providing an opportunity to consider the vast arena of human experience shared by men, women and children alike; our similarities deserve to be celebrated …