Here and There with Twin Cities Men
FA Brief But Spectacular take on being, and raising, better men. Researching masculinity has been a life- long interest for Andrew Reiner, and it took on a new urgency when his son, Macallah, was born in 2011. Reiner gives his Brief but Spectacular take on confronting an outdated model of masculinity. His latest book is called, "Better Boys, Better Men." https://www. youtube.com/watch?v=QiPtbfc1HQU (3:13) PBS Newshour, 2021-04-12.
"Has anyone considered adding an assertiveness component to the Anger Management class? Or perhaps a separate class? I have more difficulty with that and spoken communication than anger per se." – Carl Erickson, 2021-04-13.
Most Mass Shooters 'Dad-Deprived Males': Author Warren Farrell By Zachary Stieber and Jan Jekielek in the Epoch Times, April 22, 2021 "...What we think of when we think of mass shootings is the people who are hurt. We don't realize that all of these people are hurt by boys who are hurt, who are deprived of their dads, who are feeling neglected and depressed," said Farrell, the chair of the Coalition to Create a White House Council on Boys and Men.
In his research for his most recent book, "The Boy Crisis," Farrell identified signs of boys being hurt, developing a list of 63 signs. He hopes the list, which he described as a "male depression-suicide inventory," is used to question young people.
One Man's reflection on the Father Wound – Jed Diamond In Jed's book, My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound, he describes how pervasive an unavoidable father wounding can be, affecting physical, emotional, relationship and social health as adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). The phenomenon is pervasive world-wide. Wounds can take the form of shaming, abuse, neglect and abandonment. By maintaining communication over time, healing can take place with some fathers who are open to this. Read a review at: https://menalive. com/review-my-distant-dad-by-billy- potter/#more-7677 – Jed Diamond, firstname.lastname@example.org www.MenAlive.com 2021-05-12
The Minnesota AIDS Project has now been re-branded as Rainbow Health. Since our beginning as the Minnesota AIDS Project (MAP) in 1983, we've been a leader in HIV and LGBTQ+ education—bolstered by the merger with Rainbow Health Initiative and acquisition of Training to Serve.
While our name has changed, our purpose has not. We are as dedicated as ever to working for equitable health care access and outcomes for people who experience injustice at the intersection of health status and identity. Our skilled team of educators have the knowledge and passion necessary to change systems of care for the better. – Rainbow Health, 2577 Territorial Road, St. Paul 55114. - 2021-05-20
The Minnesota Men's Sheds Association, with four Sheds in Hopkins, Roseville, Crystal and Mound, recently won a Research Grant from the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health for a study titled, "How Men's Sheds can connect men together to improve health." Working together with the University and the Minnesota State Health and Agriculture Departments, they are visiting communities throughout rural Minnesota to generate interest in starting their own local Men's Sheds.
Men's Sheds are small groups of retired men meeting together in local community centers, schools and shops to do a variety of activities together to stay active and make connections with other men like themselves. Activities include doing small community service projects together, inviting interesting speakers to come in to talk about men's health and going out together to visit local attractions like local parks and trails, museums, and places of interest like local companies and the State Capital Building. Men's Sheds meet weekly and are free to join and participate. Learn more by calling Phil Johnson 952-239-0965, or visiting www.usmenssheds.org. – Joe Szurszewski - 2021-05-20
2021 TWIN CITIES PRIDE FESTIVAL. The 49th annual Twin Cities Pride Festival will be held at Loring Park on July 17 – 18 and will feature local BIPOC and LGBTQ+ vendors, food courts, a beer garden, and music stages. Due to time constraints, Pride is foregoing the Saturday night concert and fireworks this year. Hours will be 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. both Saturday, July 17 and Sunday, July 18 at Loring Park in Minneapolis. More Info at: https://tcpride.org