Here and There - December 2016 / January 2017

Upcoming Monthly Men's Sunday Brunches, drop-in anytime 10AM-1PM (bring something to share/cook up): December 18th at Twin Cities Men's Center, 3249 Hennepin Ave. So, Suite 55, 55408. 612-267-2467 (west of Hwy 100 off Glenwood Ave). January 15th at Frank Brandon's, 975 Como Blvd E, St. Paul, 55103, 651-487-3008 (on the east side of Lake Como). Over 75 men each attended the Men's Center 40th Anniversary Celebration in October. - Andy Mickel, 2016-11-17.

Although domestic abuse has seen a decline in recent years, there are still millions -- millions -- of Americans who endure it each year (http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/data-mine/2015/10/09/sobering-stats-for-domestic-violence-awareness-month).
October was Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and at OpenEducators (http://openeducators.org/) we have already begun preparations. Here is a brief collection of resources:

Signs You May Be in an Abusive Relationship (https://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/hr/hrdepts/asap/ Documents/Domestic_Violence.pdf)

It's Time to Acknowledge Male Victims of Domestic Violence (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bari-zell-weinberger-esq/its-time-to-acknowledge-m_b_8292976.html)

- Caroline Hampton, <caroline@OpenEducators.org> 2016-10-11

The FATHER Project, a program of Goodwill-Easter Seals, would like to give presentations to Men's Center partners, staff, clients, participants, or anyone whom can use our program and services as a resource. Our mission is to assist fathers in overcoming barrier that prevent them from supporting their children economically and emotionally.

We offer the following services:
* INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT - (Guidance and support for parenting and employment issues.)
* PARENTING SUPPORT - (Parenting groups are held weekly.)
* CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES - (Direct assistance with child support issues.)
* FATHER & FAMILY ACTIVITIES - (Build and strengthen the relationship with fathers and child(ren) through fun, educational activities.)
* JOB HELP - (Full employment services, including job searching, education, training, and resume help.)
* LEGAL HELP - Family Law (Information and referrals to help fathers connect with child(ren) and understand child support)
- Michael Russell, FATHER Project, 2700 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis 55407 612-724-3539

 

"Men Alive: Twin Cities Men's Center still vital after 40 years" Andy Steiner interviewed TCMC board members Harry Greenberg and Andy Mickel in a 4-page online article: "Last week, some 75 Twin Cities Men's Center members and supporters gathered in Minneapolis for an anniversary celebration. The group reminisced about the organization's history, and debated its role going into the future..." Full story at: https://www.minnpost.com/mental-health-addiction/2016/10/men-alive-twin-cities-men-s-center-still-vital-after-40-years - Andy Steiner 2016-10-28.

Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) sponsored its 2nd Annual Domestic Violence and Bullying Awareness Day on October 24th. Anna Mazig invited the Men's Center to participate with brochures and literature to balance the largely female information available to students. - Anna Mazig, <anna.mazig@minneapolis.edu>, 2016-10-10

SATTVA Health Center opens 5 blocks from the Men's Center in December. Men's Center member and 7-Feathers Workshop presenter, Dan Gorbunow is opening a holistic health clinic for men that is a community-based and artful approach to healing. www.sattvaartofliving.com. - Southwest Journal, 2016-10-20.

Mankind Project Minnesota continues to host community gatherings. We will be producing half-day trainings next year. Please contact Jamie Wellik, 612-267-2467 <jamie@wellik.org> for more information, or attend the Open Warrior Circle at the Men's Center on Thursday evenings. - David Kaar, 2016-11-15.