The Men's Story Project Participants

Host a Film Screening

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.

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 & Trainings

Dr. Lehrer travels in the U.S. and internationally to give presentations and trainings. Formats and content are tailorable, and include:

  • Keynotes and lectures on masculinities, health and social justice
  • Film screenings & facilitated group discussion
  • Participatory workshops
  • Creative workshops
  • Trainings: Creating MSP productions and starting an MSP Collective

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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), which show diverse men sharing their stories with live audiences. They can be used for film screening/dialogue events, and are a great way to introduce folks to the idea of creating new, local MSP productions. 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 20 consultation hours with Dr. Lehrer as groups progress with their work. The package cost is sliding-scale and can be discussed with Dr. Lehrer.

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 related 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 lets groups use the MSP name and share their work on the MSP website, MSP YouTube channel and other social media. It outlines 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.

Training and Consulting

MSP trainings can be tailored to the interests of the group. They include discussion of the nexus of masculinities, health and social justice; how to make personal stories effective as educational tools; campus/community engagement strategies; working with men who have perpetrated violence; legal issues; and program evaluation. Mediums include film clips, writing samples, Powerpoint and group discussion.

Dr. Lehrer travels within the U.S. and abroad to do trainings, and consulting is also available as groups create their productions.

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