The conference’s main sessions will be facilitated discussion sessions exploring various themes.
Who was your go-to example, role model, or guide to becoming a man? For many, we are left to figure out the path to manhood on our own in a code of silence. Or the path to manhood is through what we see in the schoolyard, neighborhood, at work, or in movies, music videos, and television. When we reinforce outdated codes and ideas of manhood, men and boys will strive to achieve a standard of being a man that ensures they will fail as a human being.
We need more positive role models, involved fathers, men, young men and male-identified people embracing the difference they can make towards change. We need new maps to manhood. Let’s chart a new course together for all genders. Make plans to join us at What Makes a Man 2016 in person or online.