The Men’s Story Project has made two documentaries which show diverse men sharing bold, personal stories with live audiences. The films can be used for film screening/dialogue events, and are also a great way to introduce folks to the idea of creating a new MSP production.
Dr. Lehrer provides presentations, trainings and consultation in the U.S. and abroad. Formats and content are tailorable, and include:
- Keynotes and lectures on masculinities, health and social justice
- Film screenings & facilitated group dialogue
- Participatory workshops
- Creative workshops
- Trainings: Creating MSP productions and starting an MSP Collective
- Consultation on research, program, policy, and media initiatives focused on engaging boys and men for healthy masculinities, violence prevention and social justice.
Create a new Men’s Story Project production
For groups interested in creating new campus or community MSP productions, two resource options are available: the MSP Training Package, and the MSP Resource Package. Costs are sliding scale; contact Dr. Lehrer to discuss.
MSP Training Package
This package includes an in-person campus or community MSP presentation by Dr. Lehrer, a day-long MSP training the next day for the local MSP production team, four copies of the MSP Training Guide a year-long MSP license, DVDs of the two MSP films + public screening rights, and 20 consultation hours with Dr. Lehrer as groups progress with their work.
The 50-page, step-by-step MSP Training Guide discusses the MSP mission, research background and educational approach; shares best practices in true storytelling for social change; provides guidance on how to create powerful MSP productions and related campus/community activities; discusses working with men who have perpetrated violence; and summarizes legal/ethical issues. It provides the MSP logo and editable templates for a Call for Submissions, audience and presenter feedback forms, and press release.
The MSP License is a legal document that lets groups use the MSP name and share their work on the MSP website, MSP YouTube channel and other social media platforms. It outlines guidelines on ethics, legality and safety, and includes 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.
MSP License Package
As a lower-cost option, this package includes all of the items in the Training Package except for the in-person presentation and training.