NAPANOCH, NEW YORK (USA) – Ulster Correctional Facility, a male medium security prison located in Napanoch, New York will join institutions, organizations, and individuals in 86 nations in observing International Men’s Day (http://www.usainternationalmensday.blog spot.com) on Monday, 19 November 2018 under the theme, “Renewing Our Commitment To Men And Boys . . . Building A Better World For Everyone” courtesy of the International Men’s Day “Healing And Repatriation” Initiative. Mr. Carry Greaves, the National Chair for the International Men’s Day “Healing And Repatriation” Initiative, will conduct the International Men’s Day observance at the Ulster Correctional Facility. Upon learning that Incarcerated Men were not observing International Men’s Day, the United States International Men’s Day Team created the “Repatriation and Healing” Initiative which moved, for the first time in the history of the observance of International Men’s Day in the United States, Incarcerated Men into the International Men’s Day equation.
The inaugural observance of International Men’s Day in an American correctional institution occurred in 2012 at the Clinton Correctional Facility located in Dannemora, New York. Since that time, under Mr. Greaves’ leadership, International Men’s Day has been observed in numerous correctional facilities in New York. Observance of International Men’s Day orchestrated by Mr. Greaves through the International Men’s Day “Healing And Repatriation” Initiative have taken the form of atonement programs, mentoring sessions, and solutions-based workshops and discussions that explore a plethora of issues which include, but are not limited, to reintegration into society, education, the causative factors of crime, violence, and incarceration, and reducing crime and violence in society.
So what is the International Men’s Day “Healing and Repatriation” Initiative all about?
It is about providing approximately 2,500,000 souls in the United States who are incarcerated with an opportunity to participate in a global event which encourages them to engage in critical thinking about issues that affect them, their families and loved ones, and the communities in which they have lived and will return to. It is about helping them to see themselves as “part of a whole”. It is one of the many “first steps” that must be taken to heal and “reconnect” — spiritually, psychologically, and emotionally — approximately 600,000 souls who are released from American prisons every year.
For further information about the International Men’s Day “Healing And Repatriation Initiative”, contact the USA International Men’s Day Team by sending an e-mail to: [email protected]
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