Men Mentoring Men to Host First NJ Conference on Men and Masculinity
- 64 Mercer Street
- Princeton, NJ 08542
- Phone: (484) 800-2203
- Dates: November 4, 2016 - November 5, 2016
- Recurrence: Recurring daily
- Location: 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ
- Time: 6:00 PM to 6:30 PM
- Price: Early registration for the Friday presentation by Dr. Michael Kimmel is $55; the Saturday program is $180; and both days are $215.
Men Mentoring Men (M3), a secular non-profit New Jersey organization dedicated to helping men live happier, healthier lives is hosting the first NJ Conference on Men and Masculinity, Friday, November 4 to Saturday, November 5, 2016 in Princeton, NJ. Open to both men and women, students, helping professionals and educators, the conference brings an exciting lineup of noteworthy speakers, including bestselling author Michael Kimmel, Ph.D., one of the world’s leading experts on men and masculinities. Dr. Kimmel’s Friday night keynote, “Men and Masculinity in a Changing World” will explore the rich diversity of men's lives and how the majority of sensitive males who want to change do not know how. They are doubtful as to what it means exactly to act as caring fathers or caring friends, to respond nonviolently when faced with aggression, or to behave as equal partners without losing their masculinity in relationships, the workplace and the world at large. “Conforming to traditional ideas of masculinity may be hazardous to our health, but it is also hazardous to the health of our wives, partners and children,” said Dr. Kimmel in his Huffington Post blog. “We need to help men reduce the power of gender policing — the fear that other men will see us as less than manly if we listen to the voices in our own hearts about how we want to live our lives.” Dr. Kimmel is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity today. The author of more than 20 books, including Manhood in America, The Gendered Society, The History of Men, and Guyland, Dr. Kimmel serves as Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University, where he directs the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities. A tireless advocate of engaging men to support gender equality, Kimmel has lectured at more than 300 college, universities and high schools. “The men and masculinity conference will provide the opportunity to learn specifics about the male experience in our society within a historical context through presentations and interactive workshops across various perspectives from a mix of men, women, educators and helping professionals both young and old in order to increase our understanding of masculine behaviors and practices,” says Robert Hackman, president of Men Mentoring Men, which is based in Somerville, NJ and New Hope, PA. “We are thrilled to have such dynamic keynote speakers and facilitators to educate us on the changing face of men and masculinity.” Interactive Conference Workshops include: “Building Connections: An Experiential Workshop in Gender Empathy” presented by Holly Barlow Sweet, Ph.D., co-director of the Cambridge Center for Gender Relations. “How to Find a Balance in Our Stressful Lives” presented by Ken Verni, Psy.D., Director of the NJ Center for Mindful Awareness. “Men and Happiness” presented by Dr. Ed Adams, founder of Men Mentoring Men. “Looking for Love in All the Right Places” presented by Marilee Adams, Ph.D., author of Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 12 Powerful Tools for Leadership, Coaching and Life and founder of the Inquiry Institute. Saturday’s program will conclude with a Men Mentoring Men meeting for male attendees and a “More Than Men” mentoring meeting that is open to all attendees. The NJ Conference on Men and Masculinity will be held at the Princeton Theological Seminary, 64 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ 08542. To register for the conference, visit Men Mentoring Men. For more information, email Robert Hackman, firstname.lastname@example.org or call (484) 800-2203. Space is limited. Early registration for the Friday presentation by Dr. Michael Kimmel is $55; the Saturday program is $180; and both days are $215. For more information on Men Mentoring Men, visit www.menmentoringmen.org. About Men Mentoring Men (M3) Men Mentoring Men, located in Somerville and Lambertville, is a self-sustaining council of thoughtful men dedicated to participation in and appreciation of the triumphs and failures of life’s journey by enriching the lives of each other, those they love and the community at large. Mentoring is an honest and shameless exchange of acquired wisdom encompassing the exploration of the myth, mystery and magic of life. M3 is a secular group not affiliated with any religious orientation.