The world is changing. Fast. It is hard to process that change. It’s hard to keep up. But what better way to process that change than to talk about it—really talk about it—with a community of people who cares about the same issues you do?
And if there is a piece of the world you want to change—what better way to create that change by learning to be an activist by leaders who are activists themselves, and can teach you how and help you practice. What better way to talk, to gain insights, to learn, to do—than with actual conversations with people who care as passionately as you do about the issues facing us as humans in the rapidly changing 21st century world today?
Introducing our Social Interest Groups.
Social Interest Groups are a new form of media, unlike anything else out there. A series of mini-communities, all inter-connected. Each group holds a weekly phone conference call so you can learn from the leaders, talk to other members of the community and share ideas. Then, in between calls, a conversation in a facebook group will connect the community, allowing communication with the members throughout the week. The groups will have goals. They will have plans, hopes and dreams. They are convenient—you can even call in and put your phone on mute while you listen to the discussion as it rocks and rolls. Or you can be a truly active participant—participating passionately and taking what you learn to help create the real, meaningful change you want to see in the world.
Social Interest Groups are for Premium Members only. Not a member? Register here and then come back and browse our groups. Welcome to our community. We think you’re going to like it here.
Below are the current Social Interest Groups and links to join.
NEW! #StopSexism Social Interest Group
The #StopSexismSocial Interest Group aims to address the issues of everyday sexism, identify contributing factors, and discuss the implications and effects of sexism. We will hold weekly calls by phone, and together will explore ideas to combat inequality, gender bias, and society’s expectations. The group is led by The Good Men Project editor Jeremy McKeen and writer Gretchen Kelly.
#StopRacism Social Interest Group
This group—#StopRacism—will identify some of the ways in which racism manifests itself in our institutions and our communities, and how this is reinforced, both economically and culturally. You will meet other people who care about racism, and learn together a common language. You’ll hear stories and history. You’ll form a community of activists that can create change. And you’ll learn how to mobilize other activists and become a leader in the conversation yourself.
The Disposability of Men Social Interest Group
The Disposability of Men/CTE Social Interest Group — will begin by focusing on concussions, CTE, and violence, but we will also expand out to discuss the larger issues of how men are treated in times of war, in times of crisis, in the workplace, and how they are portrayed in the media. This is a way for people interested in these issues to come together to talk about it in a community of people who can learn, grow, and create social change together, whether through writing on the topic, creating videos, podcasts, activist campaigns, and building a network to amplify our message. The Disposability of Men Social Interest Group will create content, interface with other groups working in the area, and forge a path to actual social change.
Mixed Race Relationships and Parenting
This group is designed to offer help in fostering healthy mixed race relationships of all kinds, including:
- Mixed race partnerships (beyond black and white, beyond heteronormativity)
- Parents of mixed race children
- Teachers and leaders who serve mixed race populations
- Tools for navigating incidents of bias in mixed race relationships
- Resources for families and community partners
Men’s Mental Health Social Interest Group
The Men’s Mental Health will examine the stigma and prejudice against mental health issues in our culture that often prevents us—and men in particular—from getting the support that they need, and will work to de-stigmatize mental health issues. Part of that work often includes the sharing of our own stories. This series is a fast-based Twitter Chat. Come join us!
Building America, By the People, For the People
This group – Building America, By the People, For the People – couldn’t come at a more crucial time. So many on both sides of the political aisle are looking at a deeply divided nation, and asking: “What can I do?” Do this. Come together with a bi-partisan group of like-minded individuals who are focused on repairing and rebuilding our country. We will identify critical issues created or exposed by this election which requires both our immediate attention and long-term commitment. Once defined, we will craft a plan of actionable steps to address these issues with the cooperation of good men and women of both major parties. This group is a ground up approach in claiming our personal power and then giving it back to where it is needed most, at home and in our communities.
Environmental Activism Social Interest Group
The Environmental Social Interest Group will discuss not only how men relate to nature but also important environmental issues of our time and how we as a community can take action to solve them.
From climate change, deforestation, and species loss, to rising sea levels, and ocean acidification, people all over the world are feeling the impacts of environmental destruction.
Indigenous rights are being ignored while their land is being exploited for fossil fuel extraction More and more oil pipelines are spilling polluting our waterways. Marginalized communities are bearing the brunt of industrial toxic pollution. The list of environmental atrocities seem to be getting longer. This isn’t just a fight to save the environment, it’s a fight for justice. A fight for humanity.
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Your ANNUAL PLATINUM membership includes:
1. Free and UNLIMITED ACCESS to participate in ANY of our new Social Interest Groups. < 2. Free and UNLIMITED ACCESS to ANY of our live classes, calls and other exclusive content.
3. Invitation to the MEMBERS ONLY Good Men Project Community on Facebook.
4. An ad-free experience on The Good Men Project website!
5. Weekly conference calls with the publisher and other community members. Our weekly calls discuss the issues we see happening in the world of men in a friendly group setting.
6. A listing on our “Friends of The Good Men Project” page.
7. PLATINUM member commenting badge.
ANNUAL PLATINUM members will also receive a FREE copy of The Good Men Project anthology E-Book.
Price for ANNUAL PLATINUM membership is $50/year.
Your ANNUAL GOLD membership will include:
1. Free access to participate in any ONE Special Interest Group.
2. Free access to any ONE of our live classes.
3. Invitation to the MEMBER-ONLY Good Men Project Community on Facebook and weekly conference calls with the publisher and community.
4.A listing on our “Friends of The Good Men Project” page.
5. GOLD commenting badge.
Price for ANNUAL GOLD membership is $20/year.
Your ANNUAL BRONZE membership will include:
1. Invitation to the MEMBER-ONLY Good Men Project Community on Facebook and weekly conference calls with the publisher and community. Connect with other members, network and carry the conversation no one else is having one step further.
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2. A listing on our Friends of The Good Men Project page.
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