We know you care about the issues of racism. It is an issue The Good Men Project has been tackling for years. Always important, these issue of racism—in all its forms—have now reached critical importance with the changes in government happening since the recent election. We have a new sense of urgency to put this issue front and center.
Here is what we are doing at The Good Men Project that is new and innovative:
1) Weekly phone calls to create and build an activist community.
We are no longer simply writing and publishing posts to help #StopRacism, but we are now holding weekly calls designed to grow an activist community and create new leaders in the conversation. These calls are a part of our new initiative, Social Interest Groups, where like-minded people participate in weekly phone calls and then go out and create art, become activists, and connect with others. For the #StopRacism Social Interest Group, led by Jackie Summers, Lisa Duggan and Maleeha Malik, the people who participated in the set of calls learned a shared vocabulary of racism, heard historical and more recent stories, and created a plan to empower their own activist community. Parts of what Jackie, Lisa and Maleeha teach are from Daniel Hunter’s book, “Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: An Organizing Guide”. At the end of the four weeks, participants receive a hands-on manual to help bring their activism to the world. (Note: You need to be gold or bronze premium member of The Good Men Project to join the calls—although you are welcome to try out one call for free.).
Calls are EVERY TUESDAY at 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST. After you register for this Social Interest Group, you will be receiving call-in information by email before the group begins.
2) A Facebook group to keep a cohesive community and get content and art out to the world.
The #StopRacism Facebook group now has hundreds of members—and we’ve only just begun. Although this is a closed group, anyone can join with permission. You need not be a premium member nor part of GMP in any way—-you only need to care about stopping racism in our society. This is an easy, community-oriented way of getting people to take the first step to becoming activists.
3) Classes to teach people how to build a platform, create art and viral hits, become more politically involved and create social change.
People tell us our classes change them immediately and bring them results over time. See our full schedule of courses here. (For custom classes for your group, non-profit, school or corporation, email [email protected])
4) A huge library of insightful and impactful content.
that approaches racism from a wide variety of viewpoints, and is designed to meet people where they are on their journey to becoming a #StopRacism activist. Here is a post that has some of our very best posts on race and racism. But our goal is to publish at least on new post per day on this topic. We are very close to doing that right now. Anyone interested in contributing to this conversation can SUBMIT HERE. We take both original work and previously published work.
5) Explaining and education people about White Supremacy, Systemic and Institutionalized Racism and How to Become Allies.
Helping to stop racism is a long game. We understand it is not a matter of changing individual prejudices, but fixing the very systems that have allowed racism to continue to cause harm in our society. The first step is to get people to see it. Next, to want to create change. And finally, to form communities with others who can teach each other and work together to create change.
We’re doing all of that.
Testimonials from Social Interest Group Participants:
“I received tools and information to create actual change.” — W.C.
“It’s been an honor, a privilege, and a whole bunch of schooling in a very short time. Whatever phase or form this group takes next, I’m in. Please keep sending the reading and watching material—-I will keep writing, speaking, and building my team, one person at a time, one day at a time. I’m truly grateful and hopeful. And I’ll hold onto this feeling come the next jury nullification or state-sponsored murder, which are inevitable. In the face of all this fear and hate, I know there is a squad to help me persevere. This is my calling. Thank you all for reminding and encouraging me.” — S.C.
“It was an amazing and enlightening experience” — J.N.
“One call changed my life.” — R.G.
As you can see—this is a multi-media, multi-faceted, strategically organized plan to grow the activist community of people stepping up to #StopRacism.
Our hope is that you will share this information with anyone you know that wants to work to #StopRacism. There are numerous ways people can actively participate free of charge. For those who want to help us take our resources to the next level, please consider becoming a member of The Good Men Project here.
What’s Next? Talk with others. Take action.
We are proud of our SOCIAL INTEREST GROUPS—WEEKLY PHONE CALLS to discuss and help solve some of the most difficult challenges the world has today. Calls are for Members Only (although you can join the first call for free). Not yet a member of The Good Men Project? Join now!
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ANNUAL GOLD membership ($25 per year) includes all the benefits above — but only ONE Weekly Social Interest Group and ONE class.
ANNUAL BRONZE membership ($12 per year) is great if you are not ready to join the full conversation but want to support our mission anyway. You’ll still get a BRONZE commenting badge, a listing on our Friends page, and you can pop into any of our weekly Friday Calls with the Publisher when you have time. This is for people who believe—like we do—that this conversation about men and changing roles and goodness in the 21st century is one of the most important conversations you can have today.
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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—–every day. 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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