digging up the roots of gender-based violence
HAVEN, and UpRoot!, are pleased to be co-hosting the 38th National Conference on Men and Masculinity with NOMAS (The National Organization for Men Against Sexism) this year in Detroit. The theme this year is understanding gender-based violence as a social justice issue, and we are thrilled to share these conversations with activists and advocates from every avenue of social justice work.
The conference will be three full days, and will include the National Men’s Studies Association Meeting-please see below for what’s included in the MSA meeting. We’ll also be hosting a couple of star-studded plenary panels-one exploring intersectionality and another on understanding feminism in the context of new media.
Additionally, we’ll have a plenary sponsored by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence on the connection between HIV infections and intimate partner violence (IPV). We’re also planning performances, conversations and lots of opportunities to learn in multiple workshops.
There will also be a healing practice space throughout the conference, to practice self-care, to take a break, and to seek support from folks in community. The space will have yoga, meditation, unstructured time, massages, arts and crafts, and many other things to create respectful and caring community.
Tentative Conference Schedule (Updated 7/30/13)
The MSA Meeting will include the following:
Welcome & Some Provocative? Remarks on the Occasion of the 25th Annual Meeting of the Men’s Studies Association
David Greene, Ph.D., Co-Chair MSA; Emeritus Professor of Psychology, Ramapo College
**What Can Be Learned from Court Assisted Child Murder Cases?
Barry Goldstein, J.D., Author, Advocate for Protective Mothers
**Understanding and Promoting Positive Fathering: The Wayne State University Early Parenting Study
Carolyn Joy Dayton, MSW, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Social Work, School of Social Work, Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
**A Third Way: A Comparison of Western Conceptualization of Gender “Disorder” and of Native and Asian Conceptions of Third and Fourth Genders
Paul Landen, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, Kenai Peninsula College, Alaska