Presentations are facilitated by Dr. Lehrer. Presentation content and length can be tailored to meet needs, including for fraternities, military, athletic teams and other groups.
Dr. Lehrer is open to co-facilitating with staff/faculty from your organization or campus. Presentations can be conducted in English or Spanish (including Spanish film content).
Fees are sliding scale. Please contact Dr. Lehrer to discuss details.
Film Screening & Discussion
Screening of full MSP film or selected clips, followed by group discussion (1-3 hrs).
Exploring masculinities in relation to issues including men’s violence against women, violence between men, men’s efforts to be ‘men,’ homo/transphobia, substance abuse, gender inequality, and links with factors including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status and religion.
“The presentation was affirming… I feel more confident about standing up for my ideas now than I did before.”
-Student, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“I find the film and the MSP very compelling. I was vaguely aware of these issues before, but this presentation has allowed me to see the cut and dry reality, and to be more critical of my own actions as well as the actions of other men.”
-Chris Fernandez, President, Intrafraternity Council, University of Wisconsin-Madison
“Love that your presentations and MSP is deeply rooted in research and empirical evidence as well as emotional response! Can’t wait to participate this year, but REALLY can’t wait for the years of MSP at UO in the years to come.”
-Keith Frazee, Assistant Director of Orientation Programs, University of Oregon
Interactive workshop on masculinities, health and social justice (4-8 hrs).
This in-depth workshop uses MSP film clips as starting points for discussion of masculinities in relation to issues including men’s violence against women, violence between men, men’s efforts to be ‘men,’ homo/transphobia, substance abuse, gender inequality, and links with factors including race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status and religion. Includes didactic content and participatory activities.
“Dr. Lehrer is a very effective speaker and a skilled workshop facilitator. The day-long workshop I co-led with Dr. Lehrer using the Men’s Story Project film, here at JFK University, was very successful in stimulating a moving and educational discussion on the social construction of masculinity and pain and violence associated with it…”
–Gary Hoeber, Assoc. Professor of Counseling Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
“I appreciated the honesty among the men. The safe environment was very effective for the compassion and love shared and felt.”
–Workshop participant, JFK University
“I loved ALL OF IT! The film clips were AMAZING and fostered a really deep, rich dialogue. My heart is full and open!”
–Workshop participant, JFK University
Creative workshop on masculinities, health and social justice (7-12 hrs).
This workshop uses MSP film clips as starting points for group discussion on masculinities in relation to key health and justice issues, with attention to intersectionality. It includes didactic content and group activities.
The workshop also includes a creative segment, consisting of: a) guided personal writing/creation on topics relevant to the workshop, b) small group feedback on pieces in progress, and c) a culminating evening open mic event for the sharing of personal stories and reflections. The open mic can be made open to a broader audience.
“This was the first time I have really shared my experience of my own masculinity in a public way. I was able to explore the pain I have around my masculinity, discover my own healing process, and then share this process with my community. Being able to share in such a brutally honest and vulnerable way was an effective approach to presenting my experience with the community.”
“It was liberating to speak to a common experience that is an unspoken reality for most men.”
Training Workshop: Creating MSP productions
This day-long training (8 hrs) includes 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.
“Gained a lot of insight on how to prepare, organize and facilitate this project… Many opportunities to ask questions, give feedback, etc… Many sources of/for information provided. Definitely believe that at end of training we were provided with enough support to start immediately."
–Participant, MSP training, Humboldt State University