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05 October, 2014

BARE HLLL CORRECTIONAL FACILITY TO OBSERVE FIRST ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER FOR MEN AND BOYS ON SUNDAY, 16 NOVEMBER 2014


MALONE, NEW YORK (USA) -- 5 October 2014 -- The historic and First Annual International Day of Prayer for Men and Boys will be observed in a correctional facility. Observance of the First Annual International Day of Prayer on Sunday, 16 November 2014 will be observed at Bare Hill Correctional Facility located in Malone, New York under the leadership of the International Men's Day Empowerment Coordinator Mr. Carry Greaves. Mr. Greaves is also orchestrating an observance of 2014 International Men's Day on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 at Bare Correctional Facility. Bare Correctional Facility will join institutions, organizations, and individuals in 80 nations in observing 2014 International Men's Day on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 under the theme "Working Together for Men and Boys". 

 Calendar Year 2014 marks the correctional institution's second observance of International Men's Day as part of the International Men's Day "Healing and Repatriation" Initiative launched in 2012. Bare Hill Correctional Facility's observance of 2014 International Men's Day is being coordinated by an Incarcerated Father who has served since 2012 as the Empowerment Coordinator for International Men's Day at the invitation of the Founder of International Men's Day, Jerome Teeluckingsingh, Ph.D. The International Men's Day "Healing and Repatriation" Initiative was inaugurated in 2012 by the United States Coordinator for International Men's Day and Chair of the 2012-2022 International Men's Day Ten Year Plan Committee, Diane A. Sears. In 2012, for the first time, International Men’s Day was observed in a correctional facility – the Clinton Correctional Facility located in Dannemora, New York. On Monday, 19 November 2012, an American correctional facility joined individuals, institutions, and organizations around the world in observing 2012 International Men’s Day under the theme, “Helping Men and Boys Live Longer, Happier, Healthier Lives”. 

The success of the inaugural observance of 2012 International Men’s Day at the Clinton Correctional Facility spawned the creation of the International Men’s Day “Healing and Repatriation Initiative” in January 2013. The International Men’s DaY “Healing and Repatriation Initiative” promotes the observance of International Men’s Day in all correctional facilities throughout the United States. A number of International Men’s Day Coordinators in other nations are considering implementing thIs initiative in their respective countries. Observance of International Men’s Day at correctional facilities can take the form of workshops and discussion groups about issues that are in alignment with the theme of International Men’s Day. So what is the International Men’s Day “Healing and Repatriation” Initiative all about? It is about providing approximately 2,500,000 souls in the United States who are incarcerated in the United States with an opportunity to participate in a worldwide event which encourages them to engage in critical thinking about issues that affect them, their families and loved ones, and the communities in which they have lived and will one day return to. It is about helping them to see themselves as ‘part of a whole’. It is one of the many ‘first steps’ that must be taken to heal and “reconnect” spiritually, psychologically, and emotionally approximately 700,000 souls who are released from American prisons every year and place them on the path to successful reintegration into society. 

 For further information about the International Men’s Day “Healing and Repatriation Initiative”, send an e-mail to: insearchoffatherhood@gmail.com.

"19 DAYS OF HEALING FOR MEN" INITIATIVE LAUNCHED BY INTERNATIONAL MEN'S DAY USA REGIONAL COORDINATORS



P R E S S    R E L E A S E

for immediate release


CONTACT:

Ms. Aleasa M. Word
Georgia (USA) Regional Coordinator – 2014 International Men’s Day


Ms. Marie Roker-Jones
New York (USA) Regional Coordinator – 2014 International Men’s Day
E-mail: mroker@raisinggreatmen.org




  
           ATLANTA, GA (USA)4 October 2014 – It is about healing Men.  It is about establishing meaningful and solutions-based dialogues about issues that affect the Men in our families, our communities, and our world. The first 19 days of November 2014 have been designated as “19 Days of Healing For Men” by two USA Regional Coordinators beginning on 1 November 2014 and ending on 19 November 2014.    The “19 Days of Healing for Men” initiative is the brainchild of Ms. Aleasa. M. Word, Georgia (USA) Regional Coordinator – 2014 International Men’s Day and Mrs. Marie Roker-Jones, New York (USA) Regional Coordinator – 2014 International Men’s Day. 



            “We have selected an issue for discussion on each of the nineteen days.  The discussion can be online – on blogs, GOOGLE Hangouts, TWITTER, or  FACEBOOK.  Discussions groups can be formed to discuss a particular issue on a particular day beginning 1 November 2014 and ending on 19 November 2014.  It is our hope that Men and Women will engage in a thoughtful and solutions-based dialogue about the many issues that Men in our families, communities, and our world contemplate and struggle with day after day. We would like to see these discussions continue beyond International Men’s Day which will be celebrated in 80 nations on Wednesday, 19 November 2014 under the theme, ‘Working Together for Men and Boys’, remarked Ms. Word.






             The “19 Days of Healing for Men” Initiative will explore the following issues:




1 November 2014 - Race Relations
2 November 2014 - Gender Relations
3 November 2014 - Mental Health
4 November 2014 - Safety and Well-Being
5 November 2014 - Male on Male Violence
6 November 2014 – Gang Violence
7 November 2014 – College Education vs. Trade School
8 November 2014 - Literacy
9 November 2014 - Financial Literacy
10 November 2014 - Sexuality
11 November 2014 – Body Image Issues
12 November 2014 – Male Teachers
13 November 2014 - Mentoring
14 November 2014 - Bullying
15 November 2014 – Video Gaming
16 November 2014 – Special Education
17 November 2014 - Fatherlessness
18 November 2014 – Mother/Son relationships
19 November 2014 – Prison (“School-to-Prison Pipeline”)



         Founded in 1999 by Jerome Teelucksingh, Ph.D., a faculty member in the History Department in the University of West Indies in Trinidad and Tobago, Thought Leader on Gender Issues, and author, International Men’s Day celebrates the contributions and selfless sacrifices that Men make to our families, our communities, and our world.  Observed in 80 nations throughout our global village on 19th November of each year, International Men’s Day shares a 48-hour partnership with Universal Children’s Day which is observed worldwide on 20th November of each year.



            For further information about the “19 Days of Healing For Men” Initiative, contact Ms. Aleasa M. Word, the Georgia (USA) Regional Coordinator – 2014 International Men’s Day at allergywords@gmail.com or Mrs. Marie Roker-Jones, the New York (USA) Regional Coordinator – 2014 International Men’s Day at mroker@raisinggreatmen.com.



         For further information about International Men’s Day, visit its website at www.imd-gobal.org or contact the USA Coordinator for International Men's Day, D.A. Sears at: insearchoffatherhood@gmail.com.


           

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