National Conference on Men and Masculinity

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The 38th National Conference on Men & Masculinity (M&M), "Forging Justice: Creating Safe, Equal, and Accountable Communities" is presented in partnership with HAVEN, an anti-domestic and sexual assault agency in Oakland County, MI, will be held in Detroit, MI, August 8-10, 2013. An exciting conference in support of anti-violencel initiatives.

The NOMAS conference programming addressed a broad range of issues  pertaining to men and masculinity and the analysis and prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault.  NOMAS emphasizes the interrelated factors of societal abuse of power and domination in the forms of sexism, racism, homophobia, classism, anti-Semitism, able-bodyism, ageism and other oppressions that influence social inequalities, the construction of gender, and the perpetration of all forms of violence.

Who attends?

  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Prevention Professionals and survivors
  • Anti-Trafficking workers
  • Campus Professionals
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Child Abuse Prevention Professionals
  • Gender Studies professionals and students
  • Sociology, Anthroplogy and Psychology professionals and students
  • Therapists and social workers
  • Students, Campus, Community, and Youth Organizers
  • Male allies to the women's and ending violence movements
  • Faith communities working for social justice
  • Legal and Justice System professionals
  • Activists and all others who are interested examining the intersections of social justice issues (e.g., gender, sexual orientation, race, culture, ability)

Forging Justice will be a full three day conference, at the Doubletree by Hilton-Fort Shelby in Detroit, MI. The all-suite hotel is in downtown Detroit, and we have a nightly rate of $129 per room, with discounted valet parking for both hotel guests and day visitors. We have our own page on the hotel website so you can book your room in our block.

Can't afford to go? Then apply for a scholarship from the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center! http://www.ovcttac. gov-- just click on "Apply for Scholarships" and fill out the online application two months before the conference.