The Uncommon Man

April 06, 2006

31st National Conference on Men and Masculinity

31st National Conference on Men and Masculinity
Creating Connections for Gender Justice and the 18th Annual Men's Studies Association Meeting

The conference on Men & Masculinity is for activists, academics, workers in mental health, diversity, faith communities, domestic and sexual violence. It is for anyone interested in gathering, organizing and working to end all forms of oppression and injustice and to celebrate choice, alternatives, and possibilities.

August 3-6, 2006 at the Ramapo College of New Jersey
Opens: Thurs., Aug. 3rd at 7:00pm
Closes: Sun., Aug. 6th at 3:00pm
Registration fee, includes 5 meals, $195: Students/Seniors, $100
Single Day, Fri/Sat only, $100; Students/Seniors, $ 50
Housing fee, double occupancy, $34 per night
Scholarships available upon request.

Co-Presented by:
NOMAS
Ramapo College Women's Center
Rockland Family Shelter & Stop F.E.A.R. Coalition/DELTA Project
Up the River Endeavors


Call for Workshop Proposals:

The National Organization of Men Against Sexism (NOMAS) is seeking proposals which explore all aspects of male roles, gender issues, and the experiences of men's lives.
Presentations are welcome on all aspects of masculinity and men's lives, including: fathering, working with young men, marriage issues, ending men's violence, homophobia, confronting racism, men's mental & physical health, anti-sexist activism, men & aging, men & spirituality, father-son relations, therapy, media, comedy, music and poetry, bi-sexuality, pornography & the sex industry, drug laws, men & prison, and more.
Professionals, activists, and students are encouraged to submit proposals and participate in the Conference. Formats may be presentations with Q&A, panels, roundtable discussions, experiential workshops, or other forms. We ask that everyone leave time for participant discussion/reaction.
To submit a proposal, please send the following: Brief title; name(s) of presenter(s), & short bios (e.g. 2-3 sentences); description of the presentation (perhaps a few sentences, or up to half a page); and any special considerations or equipment you would require.
Please send submissions to: nomasmm31@aol.com, or mail to: M&M31, 16 DeKoven Court, Brooklyn, NY 11230. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2006. Note: you must be registered as a Conference attendee to offer a workshop. Registration fee: $195.


18th Annual Men's Studies Association Meeting Call for Papers:

The Men's Studies Association (MSA) is now accepting research paper, panel and presentation proposals for its 18th annual MSA meeting. The meeting will be held on Friday, August 4, 2006, 2:30-5:30pm, during the 31st National Conference on Men & Masculinity, Creating Connections for Gender Justice. The MSA is interested in proposals that evaluate current advances in the field of men's studies scholarship and examine diverse aspects of gender identity, gender roles, masculinity, and the experiences of men's lives.
The MSA is a multidisciplinary division of NOMAS that focuses on enhancing the lives of men and women through critical and pro-feminist study of men and masculinity. It brings together scholars, practitioners and activists from many fields to present studies and analyses of the social, cultural, and historical constructions of masculinity and male identity formation.
In the past, the MSA meeting has featured papers and presentations on a wide range of topics, including, but not limited to men and feminism; racism; homophobia; fathering; men and spirituality; prostitution and pornography; men and violence; men in the arts and history; constructs of gay masculinity; men in prison and more. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students are encouraged to submit proposals and participate in the meeting.
To propose a paper, please send us the following information:
1) Brief title of presentation
2) Name(s) of presenter(s) as they will be printed in the meeting program
3) A brief biography of each presenter
4) 300-600 word proposal (or copy of completed paper)
5) Special considerations or equipment you require
Abstracts of accepted papers will appear in a special edition of Brother, the Journal of NOMAS.
Please send submissions to dgreene@ramapo.edu or mail to Professor David Greene, School of Social Science, Ramapo College, Mahwah, NJ 07430. Deadline for submission is May 1, 2006. Please share this information with your colleagues and institutions.

Posted by Russell at April 6, 2006 09:41 AM

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