“Lessons From My Father Before My Birth”


The origin of his family name, steeped in struggle, blood and triumph, inspires Joshua Nguyen.

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Video: Men Are Trained To Think of Each Other as Animals

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Men and boys worldwide are caught in cycles and storms that leave us speaking to one another in a language of violence.

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Remember How We Forgot: Shane Koyczan and Hannah Epperson [Video]

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Our story starts: We were here.

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“What Teachers Make” by Slam Poet and Education Advocate Taylor Mali

What Do You Make?

Taylor Mali answers back.

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Video: When Worlds Collide – Comedian Silences Room With Heartbreaking Honesty

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Comedian Anthony Griffith got up on stage at the Aspen Comedy Arts Festival and silenced the room… but it wasn’t an awkward silence.

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Video: “3 AM” – Slam Poetry About Modern Manhood

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Carlos Andrés Gómez and Adam Falkner’s poem about the swirling messages about violence and sexuality in modern manhood.

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Click: Slam Poet Marshall Davis Jones Performs ‘Touchscreen’

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Marshall is worth watching not just for the idea behind his poem, but for the wonderful wordplay throughout.

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Guante: A Visit From the PC Police


Let’s reframe the idea of political correctness to be less about censorship and more about choosing to not use needlessly hurtful language.

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25 Ways to Redefine the Phrase ‘Man Up’


Carlos Andrés Gómez is on a mission to reclaim the phrase “man up” to reflect all the best things about masculinity today.

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Slam Poetry: I Want to Be a Better Man… But I Wait

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Slam poetry by Carlos Andrés Gómez and Jeanann Verlee explores the complications modern couples experience as a generation who grew up surrounded mostly by divorced families.

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Taylor Mali Performs ‘Miracle Workers’


“Education is the miracle. I’m just the worker. I’m a teacher. And that’s what we do.”

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Pretty [Slam Poetry Video]


Katie Makkai, a veteran poetry slammer defines the word “pretty”.

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10 Responses to the Phrase ‘Man Up’

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A spoken word poem by 2-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist and social justice educator Guante.

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Fatherhood. By Any Means. Necessary.


“This is a man’s work. And I don’t care how you get it done. Fatherhood.” We dare you to listen through to the last line of this spoken word poem and not get the chills.

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Occupy Their Minds

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“Feel free to raise your voice, and keep a riot in your heart.”

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