Here and There - Apr / May 2014

Upcoming Monthly Men's Sunday Brunches, drop-in anytime 10AM-1PM (bring something to share/cook up): April 20 at Andy Mickel's, 106 SE Arthur Ave, Minneapolis, 55414, 612-331-8396. (in Prospect Park off University Ave near I-94 and 280) at May 18th at Bob Schauerhamer's, 3232 Fremont Avenue North, #120, Minneapolis, MN 55412, 612-670-6508 cell. (South on Fremont from I-94/Dowling Ave N exit). About 18 men attended Daniel Heist's brunch in February and more than 12 men attended Stephen Sewell's brunch in March. - Andy Mickel, 2014-03-18.

The next ManKind Project New Warrior Training Adventure (NWTA) for men in Minnesota will be hosted by Central Plains MKP on April 25-27, 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, 2014-02-15.

"I went on the NWTA weekend in 2004 and am looking forward to sharing with my wife more of my experience at the MKP-MN homecoming celebration/annual meeting." - James Svihel, 2014-01-18.

"Any chance of my doing a workshop / being a featured speaker at a conference? Something about 'envisioning peace'" - Roy U. Schenk, 2014-01-14.

LGBT Film Fest, Spring 2014: "Cloudburst": Thurs, April 3, 7:30 p.m.; "Unconditional Love": Thurs, May 8, 7:30 p.m. Parkway United Church of Christ, 3120 Washburn Ave N 55411. FFI 612-522-2982 or <> - 2014-02-01.

The Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute (CTRI)'s public workshops in Minneapolis:
1. Mindfulness Counselling Strategies - April 10-11, 2014
2. Anxiety - Practical Intervention Strategies - June 12, 2014
3. Depression - Practical Intervention Strategies - June 13, 2014
FFI: <> - Amanda Humpries, Public Workshop Coordinator, CTRI Inc. <> 2014-02-09


"Helping Fathers Who Fall Behind" The Ramsey County (St. Paul) attorney's office handles about 29,000 child support cases at any given time. The county hopes to help some of those dads make their payments by partnering with the FATHER Project (founded in 1999 and run by Goodwill Easter Seals of Minnesota). The program accepts dads between the ages of 17 and 35 who are lo-income and unemployed or underemployed. - Chao Xiong, Minneapolis Star Tribune, 2013-11-15.

The 40th Annual Conference of the Great Mother and New Father will be held May 31 to June 8, 2014 at Camp Kiev in Maine. The theme of the conference founded by Robert Bly in 1975 is Character, Language and the Art of Growing Down. Teachers include storyteller Martin Shaw, Stephen Jenkinson, Doug Von Koss, Miguel Rivera, poets Alison Luterman, Mary Ruefle and Tony Hoagland plus John Densmore, Rita Shumaker Ann Igoe and others. We are a community of men and women interested in imagination, story, poetry, myths, rituals, the wider arts and their influence on our souls and lives. This is an invitation to join us for an exciting week. FFI: <> - Jean D'Amico, 978-897-5853, 2014-01-10

Twin Cities RISE! is looking for men and women who seek professional job skills. TCR! is a place where individuals are given the opportunity to gain a valuable education while being assisted through the maze of employment. Finding a job is a full-time job, and at TCR! we believe that every person is "Loveable, Important, Valuable," thus they deserve a fair shot at gaining substantial employment.

Twin Cities RISE! is an innovative anti-poverty organization launched in 1994 that provides long-term job training designed for those facing the most barriers to employment and long term financial independence. TCR!'s mission is to provide employers with skilled workers - primarily men from communities of color in the Twin cities area - by training under - and unemployed adults for skilled jobs that pay a living wage of at least $20,00 annually.
Contact Richard McLemore II D: (651) 603-6059 or visit <>

TCMC Monthly Men's Healing Ritual

Sunday, April 13, 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 May 2014
Apr 13, 2nd Sunday
May 18, 3rd Sunday
June 15, 3rd Sunday
July 13, 2nd Sunday
August 10, 2nd Sunday