Unpacking the Man Box: Cross-Gender Dialogue About Masculinity and Movement Building

Free
Thu Feb 6, 5:00 - 8:00 PM (EST)

Unpacking the Man Box: Cross-Gender Dialogue About Masculinity and Movement Building

Trainers

Steven Botkin, who has been providing leadership in the field of engaging men and boys for violence prevention, positive masculinities, and gender equality for 35 years and in 15 countries as founder/director of the Men’s Resource Center for Change and Men’s Resources International, and now as Senior Consultant for MERGE for Equality; and James Arana, social worker, community organizer, and group facilitator with 35 years of experience working in the U.S. and internationally through the Men’s Resource Center, Men’s Resources International, and MERGE for Equality, as well as other organizations to prevent violence and promote dialogue across race, class, and gender; and Rose Sackey‐Milligan, PhD, a socio‐cultural anthropologist and the former Director of the Social Justice Program, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Rose worked for many years as a Senior Program Officer at Mass Humanities and was the Academic Director of the Bard College Clemente Course in the Humanities, Springfield, MA.

Class Description:

Through personal reflection and cross‐gender dialogue, we will examine the socialization of boys and men, discuss how masculinity affects all people regardless of gender, and explore the impact of gender on our work as activists. Together we will generate ideas for how to individually and collectively “unpack the man box” and dismantle patriarchy as we develop our activism

James Arana

Rose Sackey-Milligan, Ph.D.

Steven Botkin