The Many Faces of Manhood - A CALL TO MEN's 2017 National Conference

A CALL TO MEN’s 2017 National Conference will explore the Many Faces of
Manhood. Through engaging keynotes, roundtable discussions and interactive
breakout sessions, attendees will learn how the collective socialization of men creates a
fertile ground for violence and discrimination against women and girls. Those same
notions of sexism and inequality hold men hostage to the rigid norms of manhood.

A CALL TO MEN will convene influential and passionate voices to examine healthy,
respectful manhood in athletics, education, incarceration, fatherhood, faith
communities and around issues of gender. As men are empowered to be their authentic
selves, we will collectively create a world where all men and boys are loving and
respectful and all women and girls are valued and safe.

Confirmed speakers include (with additional speakers announced weekly):

WADE DAVIS - Senior Diversity & Inclusion Consultant, YSC

RUS FUNK - Co-Founder, North American Men Engage Network

BECKI MASAKI - Co-Founder, Asian Pacific Institute on Gender-Based Violence

NICOLE MATTHEWS- Executive Director, Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition

DR. BETH RICHIE - Professor of Criminology, Law and Justice and African American Studies, University of Illinois - Chicago


BYRON HURT - Activist, Lecturer, Writer, Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

EVA TENUTO - Executive Director & Co-Founder, TMI Project


NEIL IRVIN - Executive Director, Men Can Stop Rape

PHENG THAO - Founder & Director, ManForward MN & Men and Masculine Folks Network


TRINA GREENE BROWN - Move to End Violence

ED HEISLER - Executive Director, Men as Peacemakers

TREY GREENE - Co-Founder & Executive Director, Transcend Charlotte

JUAN RAMOS - Executive Director, Community Driven Solutions

SCHEHERAZADE TILLET - Executive Director, A Long Walk Home

TED BUNCH - Chief Development Officer, A CALL TO MEN

AFUA ADDO - Coordinator, Gender & Justice Initiatives, Center for Court Innovation

CHIMI BOYD-KEYS - Speaker, Trainer, Consultant

SUMAYYA COLEMAN - Share Time Wisely Consulting Services, African American, Black Women's Cultural Alliance

LENNY HAYES - Owner, Tate Topa Consulting

SAM SIMMONS - Samuel Simmons Consulting

VINCENT THOMAS - Professor of Dance, Towson University

KYLE "GUANTE" TRAN MYHRE - MC, Activist & Educator


Areas of focus include: 

·      A CALL TO COACHES – Engaging Youth and Young Men Through Sports

·      Athletes Promoting Healthy Manhood On and Off the Field

·      Working with Athletes on College Campuses

·      Fatherhood and Filling the Gap of Fatherlessness

·      Co-Parenting in the Context of Healthy, Respectful Manhood

·      LIVERESPECT: Developing Healthy, Respectful Manhood in Middle/High School

·      Fraternities and the Role They Can Play in Promoting Healthy Manhood

·      Incarceration and Male Domination

·      The Next Generation of Manhood Ending the Cycle of Consequences

·      Men of Faith’s Responsibility in Ending Violence Against all Women and Girls

·      Promoting Gender Equality in Our Religious and Spiritual Institutions

·      Black Lives Matter Includes Black Women and Girls

·      Beyond the Gender Binary – the Intersections of Oppression

·      Addressing Male Domination in Whiteness and White Supremacy

·      Why we Need to Emphasize the Word ALL in Ending Violence Against ALL Women and Girls

·      Insights from Young Adult Activists

·      Artistic Expressions of Authenticity for Organizing and Healing

·      Men’s Work: Commercial Sexual Exploitation includes Pornography

·      Addressing Gang Violence and Preventing Violence Against ALL Women and Girls

·      Hope and Healing for Men

·      Corporate Culture and Manhood

·      Healthy Manhood Addressing the Challenges Facing Men of Color

·      The Impact of Technology on Manhood: An Exploration of Porn, Gaming and Social Media

·      Connection on Demand: How Dating Apps Prohibit Authenticity