The Healthy Masculinity Training Institute
Why should you care about healthy masculinity? Because men who choose it choose to be strong without being violent. It’s a life-changer that benefits women and men.
This July participate in the Washington, DC Healthy Masculinity Training Institute to learn the theories and develop the skills that have shaped the Healthy Masculinity Action Project (HMAP). HMAP is a national two-year initiative designed to raise the visibility of healthy masculinity and build a new generation of male leaders across the country who model non-violent, emotionally healthy masculinity, serving as positive change-makers in society.
Through three days of discussions about theory, interactive group exercises, role-playing, and multi-media presentations, the training institute presents participants with a framework to positively construct masculinity and to motivate men’s engagement in challenging the attitudes and behaviors that support violence against girls and women. This training is ideal for staff from universities, middle and high schools, law enforcement agencies, the US armed forces, statewide and local coalitions, service agencies, and government agencies.
The institute will provide you with the skills to promote healthy masculinity in your life, your organization, and your community and for you to organize a Healthy Masculinity Town Hall or Campus Conversation.
Become part of the Healthy Masculinity movement this July!
The Healthy Masculinity Training Institute
July 24-26, 2013
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day
100 Maryland Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002
COST: $600.00 per participant
Two representatives from the same organization can register for $500.00 each. Three can register for $450.00 each. Four or more can register for $400.00 each.
Register for the July Healthy Masculinity Training Institute.
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If you’d rather bring the Training Institute to your community or state, fill out the training request form.
The training equips the participant with:
- A theoretical framework and introduction to social change theory as it relates to promoting healthy, non-violent masculinity and preventing men’s violence against girls and women
- Skills necessary to organize Healthy Masculinity Action Project Town Halls and Campus Conversations
- A comprehensive understanding of a broad-based approach to men’s role in primary prevention
- Valuable tactics for public speaking to motivate men and boys
- Effective exercises for engaging men and boys through healthy masculinity
- The ability to better recognize the intersections between different types of oppressions in connection with masculinity (i.e. racism, classism, and heterosexism)
- Thorough understanding of men and bystander intervention, as well as how to prepare men and boys to be active bystanders and to engage their peers
Healthy Masculinity Summit Report Now Available
The Healthy Masculinity Action Project (HMAP) is proud to announce the release of the Healthy Masculinity Summit Report which can be viewed and downloaded here. The report documents the results of the Healthy Masculinity Summit, which was sponsored by the Verizon Foundation and held in Washington, DC, last October to launch HMAP. Read the press release about the report here.
Hundreds of men and women from across the country participated in conversations about the potentially positive impacts of healthy masculinity. The promotion of men's nonviolence and healthier life choices was considered across a wide spectrum of societal areas: athletics, the workplace, faith, technology, business, youth development, education, communities of color, fatherhood, mental health, gender-based violence, LGBTQ communities, media, and trafficking. Together, the collection of insights and observations derived from the more than 20 summit conversations serve as a compendium of critical knowledge that will shape the work of HMAP.
Throughout this year, with the support of the Verizon Foundation, HMAP will host regional summits, community town hall meetings in select cities and university campuses across the country as well as a Youth Leadership Summit to continue the discussion on how men can stop the violence. Check the Town Halls page for continuing updates on this series.
Thanks to Our Sponsors, Participants, and Allies for a Momentous Summit
Men Can Stop Rape would like to thank all of the sponsors, participants, and allies of the Healthy Masculinity Summit on October 17-19. We would especially like to thank the Verizon Foundation for being the Co-Host Sponsor of the Healthy Masculinity Action Project. Check out some of our many photos from the three-day summit above and check out the Verizon Foundation's Samantha Yakal-Kremski's blog on the Health Masculinity Action Project here. You can find recordings of the first full day's Morning and Lunch Keynote Conversations here.
Even if you weren’t at the Healthy Masculinity Summit in October, you can be a vital part of this initiative by organizing a Healthy Masculinity Town Hall or Campus Conversation in your community. And we can provide you with resources to help you. Send an email to email@example.com today to ask for assistance.
HMAP is a two-year project of Men Can Stop Rape, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Men Stopping Violence, Coach for America, Women of Color Network, and A CALL TO MEN. It is designed to raise the visibility of healthy masculinity and build a new generation of male leaders across the country who model non-violent, emotionally healthy masculinity, serving as positive change-makers in society.
Break the Cycle tweeted during the Healthy Masculinity Summit, “#healthymasculinity is building a society based on collaboration not domination.” The summit was built on the idea and practice of collaborative dialogue; the Healthy Masculinity Town Halls or Campus Conversations are similarly structured.
Make healthy masculinity more visible in your community. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org today to ask for assistance.
The Verizon Foundation is proud to support community programs and nonprofit organizations committed to providing education on domestic violence prevention. We believe that everyone needs to be engaged as advocates to create a stronger voice for awareness and to help change behaviors at the grassroots level. We are delighted that organizations like Men Can Stop Rape are educating men and boys on healthy masculinity and relationships so that our communities - and those who live in them – can continue to thrive. Together we – men and women – can help end domestic violence.
Director of Healthcare Philanthropy and International
The Verizon Foundation
Learn more about the conversations that will take place at the 2012 Healthy Masculinity Summit and download the Healthy Masculinity Action Project brochure. See the HMAP Allies below and on the About page.
HMAP National Partners: Men Can Stop Rape, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence, Men Stopping Violence, Coach for America, Women of Color Network, and A CALL TO MEN.
Healthy Masculinity Action Project Allies