Masculinity 2.0: A Men's Dialogue Series
Session 1: Being a Man in a #metoo World — Relationships, Love, Sex, and Work
This event is for humans who identify as men. Please share with folks who you think might be interested.
----COME AS YOU ARE----
'Conscious’ or not, ‘embodied’ or not, in your heart or in your head. There is space for you to share what you really think, to mess up and not be cast out, or avoided. This gathering is not about the performance of being a good man or ‘embodying the divine masculine’, displaying your social justice expertise, or wearing any of our usual masks, however righteous. AND we all struggle to take the mask off. We still welcome you.
We'll creatively explore the topic for the evening using a few fun and engaging approaches. In later part of the evening, using our group intelligence we will workshop/mastermind one participant's current challenge, question, issue or opportunity as it relates to the topic.
It's confusing to be a man right now.
The deluge of news about men abusing power, committing sexual assault treating women and others poorly, demonstrating questionable leadership qualities has some of us are asking, am I that man? Have I crossed boundaries? Hurt others?
Some of us…
......care deeply about what’s happening, yet have retreated into silence for fear of saying the wrong thing, being called out or labeled. Others are troubled by what feels like an unnecessary backlash against men, or are secretly skeptical of the actual prevalence of sexism, patriarchy and the merits of feminism. Some of us are inspired to evolve and be more just, whole, and integrous. Others are simply not sure where they stand.
Maybe you can identify with all these perspectives?
— You Are Invited
The Men's Dialogue Series will meet once a month. I (Jed) will facilitate (sometimes with a guest) around a particular topic as it relates to men, gender, sex, sexism, masculinity, patriarchy, relationships, gender conditioning/socialization, purpose and more.
Let’s take a few steps back…
… and let go of trying to solve anything in a single meeting.
In doing so, we might deepen into what is really at the core for all of us, possibly touching into potential we’ve yet to realize. Only together can we create the patterns of resiliency and connection we all want. Let’s trust that the simple, yet radical act of showing up and engaging authentically might begin to create the very healing that we want.
Sitting in the company of men is a powerful experience.
And let’s admit, it can be uncomfortable, challenging and awkward. Take the risk anyway. Sitting through discomfort leads to deep and meaningful connections. What do you have to lose?
— ----YOUR HOST-----
JED PURSES has spent the past 5 years working with individuals and groups as an experiential facilitator, counselor and coach. As a father to a young son, he is passionate about the education and socialization of boys and men and its rippling impact on the health and well being of our culture, global community and planet. In addition to working privately as a coach, Jed is a frequent counselor on the streets of San Francisco, and a Marriage and Family Therapist in training. On weekends, he watches football, while geeking out on deconstructing gender, studying attachment theory, and obsessively trying to make the perfect pie crust and pizza dough. Jed is a proud Cleveland, Ohio native and Bay Area resident since 2003. jedpurses.com
— Registration: $25/person when purchased in advance.
$30/person at the door.
No one turned away for lack of funds. Contact organizer.