The Men’s Story Project
MEN AND BOYS TAKING A STAND FOR HEALTHY MASCULINITIES AND GENDER JUSTICE
The Men’s Story Project is a replicable storytelling and dialogue project that brings critical dialogue on social ideas about masculinity into public forums around the world – via men’s own voices and stories.
In the MSP, boys, men, and folks who identify in any way with maleness publicly share personal stories that aim to help transform social ideas about masculinity – so as to support health and equality for all people. The MSP is rooted in a feminist, anti-racist, intersectional framework.
THE MEN’S STORY PROJECT IS FOR EVERYONE
Announcement: Apply to join the MSP 2019-20 training cohort, for the creation of new local productions!
We have the good fortune of working with many folks engaging in groundbreaking gender justice work. Here’s a shout out to Dr. Jocelyn Lehrer and The Men’s Story Project, an organization that empowers men to explore healthy masculinity through live storytelling events, documentaries, and social media outreach. Their work advances the message of our film, The Mask You Live In, by offering men a forum to critically examine masculine norms.
The Men’s Story Project helps men explore ideas about their own manhood by proving a space for them to publicly share their life experiences with their community. These live storytelling events challenge conventional gender norms of family, intimacy, intimate partner violence, transphobia, sexual health, intersectionality, and gender equity.
Take Action! Sign up now for a training to learn how to bring the Men’s Story Project to your campus or community.
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