The Men's Story Project Participants

Host a Film Screening

The Men’s Story Project has made two documentaries which show men publicly sharing life stories that challenge masculinity norms. These can be used for film screening/dialogues, and are also a great way to introduce people to the idea of creating a new MSP production.

Learn more & purchase
The Men’s Story Project: Building Strength, Creating Peace (California, 2009)
The Men’s Story Project: Out Loud! (Chile, 2013. Spanish with English subtitles)

 

Presentations and Training

Dr. Lehrer travels within the U.S. and internationally to provide presentations and training. Formats and content are tailorable, and include:

  • Keynotes and lectures on masculinities, health and social justice
  • Film screening & facilitated discussion
  • Experiential workshop on masculinities, health and justice
  • Creative workshop on masculinities, health and justice
  • Training workshop: Creating MSP productions and starting an MSP Collective

Learn more about MSP presentations

 

Create a new MSP production!

For groups interested in creating MSP productions, we offer three resources: 1) Films, 2) MSP License Package, and 3) Training and consulting.

Films

The Men’s Story Project has made two documentaries – one in English and one in Spanish (subtitled). These can be used for film screening/dialogues, and are a great way to introduce people to the idea of creating new MSP initiatives. Learn More

MSP License Package

This package includes two copies of the MSP Training guide, a year-long MSP license, DVDs of the two MSP films with public screening rights, and 15 consultation hours with Dr. Lehrer as groups progress with their work.

The 40-page, step-by-step MSP Training Guide shares the MSP mission, research background and educational approach; provides guidance in creating MSP productions and surrounding campus/community engagement activities; discusses working with men who have perpetrated violence; addresses legal/ethical issues; and provides templates including a Call for Submissions, audience feedback form and press release.

The MSP License is a legal document that permits groups to use the Men’s Story Project name and share their work on the MSP website, YouTube channel and other social media. It includes guidelines on ethics, legality and safety, as well as a Presenter Release form – a legal document for MSP presenters to sign that addresses media permission and liability issues that can arise when men publicly share personal stories about crime and other sensitive topics. For a copy, please email jlehrer@mensstoryproject.org.

The MSP License Package is $1800/yr for universities and nonprofits (this can be flexible if needed).

Training and Consulting

Dr. Lehrer travels within the U.S. and abroad to do trainings on the creation of MSP productions and men’s collectives. Consulting is also available for ongoing projects.

MSP training can be tailored to the needs of the group. Trainings include discussion of the nexus of masculinities, health and social justice; MSP pedagogy and what makes stories effective as educational tools; campus/community engagement strategies; working with men who have perpetrated violence; legal issues; and program evaluation. Strategies specific to the implementing group are discussed. Mediums include film clips, writing samples, Powerpoint and group discussion.

Training/consultation packages are available; please contact Dr. Lehrer to discuss details.