Here and There - June/July 2014

Upcoming Monthly Men's Sunday Brunches, drop-in anytime 10AM-1PM (bring something to share/cook up): June 15th (Father's Day, children welcome) at Jim Lovestar's backyard picnic table, 2629 Upton Ave N, Minneapolis 55411(1 block east of Theodore Wirth Parkway and near the Broadway/Lowry Jct), 612-588-8984. July 20th at Tom Weaver's, 1410 Colorado Ave S., Suite 210, St. Louis Park, 55416, 612-281-5230. Sixteen men attended Andy Mickel's brunch in April about half-dozen men attended Bob Schauerhamer's brunch in April. - Andy Mickel, 2014-05-20.

I want to share that I host a monthly Men's Writing Group, which includes sharing, support, open to all men, writers, non-writers, with emphasis on healing and community. I am hoping to have a few more men join this wonderful group... Would you mind forwarding along my info to your community if you think it might be of interest? My website is; my phone 612-703-4321. Thanks, Rox - 2014-04-23

The Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)'s public workshops in Minneapolis:
Anxiety - Practical Intervention Strategies - June 12, 2014
Depression - Practical Intervention Strategies - June 13, 2014

FFI: <> - Amanda Humpries, Public Workshop Coordinator, CTRI Inc. <> 2014-02-09

The Father Factor: Moving Forward, MFFN's Regional Spring Workshop Thursday, June 5: "Examining Adverse Childhood Experiences & Trauma and the Role Fathers Play in Prevention & Healing" 8:30AM to 3:00PM in St. Paul; Registration fee of $45 includes morning refreshments and lunch.
FFI: - 2014-05-04



The 6th Annual Community Empowerment through Black Men Healing Conference, September 19th & 20th - Metro State University, Saint Paul
Black men healing in this era of limited resources and increasing disparities in the areas of, but not limited to health, education, incarceration, unemployment and homelessness in the African American community. This conference provides the African American community and service providers an opportunity for meaningful community engagement and access to national as well as local educators, and community practitioners to discuss and introduce practical culturally competent trauma informed, outcome driven methods and services. The overall goal is to improve the health and wellness of African American men and their families, resulting in the larger community becoming healthier and safer. The conference is open to health care professionals, public officials, community practitioners, local educators, correction professionals, community members and other experts working in or with the African American Community. FFI: Sam Simmons, 612-721-0106 - 2014-05-04

The next ManKind Project New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA) for men in Minnesota will be hosted by Central Plains MKP on October 17-19, 2014 at the Goodwill Camp in South Sioux City. Cost is $595.00. Matching Fund Scholarships are available. To hold your place, send a deposit of $150.00 to: Tim Greer, Registrar Central Plains MKP, 12727 W. Dodge Rd. #102A Omaha, NE 68154. FFI: Alex Bender, 651-492-1243. - Andy Mickel, 2014-05-15.

We are excited about the future of the Men's
Resource Center
, and to be working together as the new co-chairs of the board. And we're pleased to announce that the MRC is sponsoring a "Healthy Men and Boys Summit" this June with a vision of building a Western Massachusetts network of organizations and people working to support positive expressions of masculinity. Since the MRC was originally called the Men's Resource Connection, we see the organization returning to our core mission of making connections. For more information about the summit,

- Steven and Rob - 2014-04-02

The male health coordinator of Minneapolis informed us about the results of a Male Health Survey in Minneapolis. Details can also be found here: under 'M'. - Nancy Andrade 2014-05-07

TCMC Monthly Men's Healing Ritual

Sunday, June 15, 2013. 1-3PM
Facilitator: Dan Gorbunow, AMT

Please join us for a powerful new offering for men of all ages, including youth and elders. We incorporate indigenous wisdom from around the world to help us invoke and receive the healing power of spirit, ritual and community to support our personal and collective missions. In expressing gratitude for our gifts and opportunities, we empower ourselves and each other. Open to all creeds, backgrounds, faiths, and beliefs - whatever is sacred to you is welcome. No cost, but gift offerings to benefit youth projects are accepted. Bring a healthy side dish or non-alcoholic beverage for fellowship, a drum or musical instrument if available, and of course, a donation to TCMC is always appreciated!

Here's the upcoming dates of the Men's Healing Ritual through August 2014
June 15, 3rd Sunday
July 13, 2nd Sunday
August 10, 2nd Sunday