We started The Good Men Project six years ago to have an ongoing worldwide conversation about the changing roles of men in the 21st century. We didn’t realize that conversation would be so difficult—nor did we realize the tremendous influence we could have on our culture by opening up that conversation. The conversation about men is the conversation about everything. And about co-creating the type of world we want to live in together.
We at The Good Men Project want to connect with other individuals and groups who are out there creating positive change in the world. We want to hear the stories about what you are doing and what you see working.
Here are some topics that you can use as prompts for posts that would fit our brand and our mission. We hope you will join in this profound and important conversation.
I didn’t realize racism was such a sneaky part of everyday life. Here’s how I learned and what I am doing about it.
With climate change such a looming threat, how do you work environmentalism into your daily life?
What should society look like, if not this?
People with disabilities have finally become more visible and less stigmatized in our society. What else has to happen in order for the marginalization to be erased completely?
What is happening in the world today, that you see progressing in ten, twenty years that will affect your kids lives… that 1) you are fighting to change because it could be horrific; and what is happening that you see in 10/20 years affecting them that will be 2) terrific? What are you committed to doing that fights one, and creates momentum for the other?
Talk to us about the stigma (real or perceived) when dealing with mental health issues. How has a mental health experience or diagnosis changed your life? Good, bad or ugly.
What would be the most helpful next form of progress for people in the LGBT, Trans and those at all ends of the gender and sexuality spectrum?
Prison reform–Where should we be/Where will be in the next 20-30 years?
White men’s guns: The face of domestic terrorism in the USA
In what context did you first hear the phrase, “Be a Man?”
Here is how I have seen the glass ceiling work on my female work mates—and my feelings about my own privilege
Why I freaked out when they thought I was gay—and what I learned.
How has the portrayal of masculinity in the media changed in your lifetime?
What are some positive changes in Education that you are seeing?
Man up and act like a woman—How escaping traditional masculinity is the bravest thing a man can do.
How can we save the oceans from the growing and harmful effects of plastic pollution?
Please note—these are thought-starters only! We are really looking for stories about the kind of change you want to make and how you are going about doing so. Submit by clicking on the button below, and you’ll get easy access to our Submissions portal as well as guidelines and TOC.
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Want to learn hands-on tools and techniques for learning how to create social change? Join our unique online workshop.
Learn how to not just talk about change, but how to create it. Over the past 5 years, we have learned how to get people to take action, erase stereotypes, and to create a social movement. We will teach you all of this in an easy-to-follow format. Like all of our classes—you’ll walk out with both a big picture framework and clear, actionable tactics.
Workshop: How to Create Social Change
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(75 minutes long + 15 minute Q&A)
You will learn:
- How social change works
- How to create a mission / strategy and tactics that work
- How to get people to take action
- How to erase stereotypes
- Examples of social change movements that have worked
- Review of platform building so you can get the results you need
- How to think effectively about social change so you can create your own social movement
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“Here’s the thing about The Good Men Project. We are trying to create big, sweeping, societal changes—overturn stereotypes, eliminate racism, sexism, homophobia, be a positive force for good for things like education reform and the environment. And we’re also giving individuals the tools they need to make individual change—with their own relationships, with the way they parent, with their ability to be more conscious, more mindful, and more insightful. For some people, that could get overwhelming. But for those of us here at The Good Men Project, it is not overwhelming. It is simply something we do—we do it with teamwork, with compassion, with an understanding of systems and how they work, and with shared insights from a diversity of viewpoints.” – Lisa Hickey, Publisher of The Good Men Project and CEO of Good Men Media Inc.
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