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Men Connect: Conversations in Masculinity

We invite all men, both newcomers, and regular attendees, to take part in one or more of these unique gatherings held at the Portland Public Library.

Men Connect provides a valued space and opportunity for men to have constructive and contemplative conversations around their experiences of masculinity.  We’ve found that this can be an important step toward expanding our understanding of what it means to be allies in ending gender-based violence. We very much value the importance of bringing all genders together toward this common goal; see bit.ly/partneringforsolutions and  bit.ly/mb2mrsvp for our related programs.

We invite all men, both newcomers, and regular attendees, to this monthly Men Connect gathering held at the Portland Public Library. Maine Boys to Men is committed to providing this space for men to explore the connection between gender and our culture of self-harm and violence. It is powerful to witness and be part of this group of men coming together to share, learn, and reflect openly about experiences with masculinity and complex feelings about this unique moment in gender justice.

This experience provides an opportunity to share our stories and develop a deeper understanding of how we relate to ourselves and others. A shared practice of self-reflection, open dialogue, and intentional listening expand our opportunities for connection and shared leadership in ending gender-based violence. We hope you will join us.

Upcoming Events:
Dec15
Men Connect: Conversations in Masculinity, December 2018
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (3) Audience: Adults Men Connect provides a safe space and opportunity for men to have unifying, constructive, and contemplative conversations about their experiences of masculinity.
Jan12
Men Connect: Conversations in Masculinity, January 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (3) Audience: Adults Men Connect provides a safe space and opportunity for men to have unifying, constructive, and contemplative conversations about their experiences of masculinity.
Feb09
Men Connect: Conversations in Masculinity, February 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (3) Audience: Adults Men Connect provides a safe space and opportunity for men to have unifying, constructive, and contemplative conversations about their experiences of masculinity.
Mar16
Men Connect: Conversations in Masculinity, March 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (3) Audience: Adults Men Connect provides a safe space and opportunity for men to have unifying, constructive, and contemplative conversations about their experiences of masculinity.
Apr27
Men Connect: Conversations in Masculinity, April 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (3) Audience: Adults Men Connect provides a safe space and opportunity for men to have unifying, constructive, and contemplative conversations about their experiences of masculinity.
May18
Men Connect: Conversations in Masculinity, May 2019
10:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Main Library, meeting room (3) Audience: Adults Men Connect provides a safe space and opportunity for men to have unifying, constructive, and contemplative conversations about their experiences of masculinity.