05 October, 2014
"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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Mrs. Marie Roker-Jones, the New York (USA) Regional Coordinator – 2014 International Men’s Day at email@example.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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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