The presentations and workshops described below are facilitated by Dr. Josie Lehrer and can take place online or in person. Their content and length can be tailored for your group's interests, including for fraternities, military, athletic teams and other groups.
Dr. Lehrer is open to co-facilitating with colleagues from your organization, and can do events in English or Spanish (including Spanish-language MSP film content).
Fees are sliding scale. Please contact us to discuss details.
Keynotes & lectures
Lecture topics can be tailored to your organization’s interests -- such as the social construction of masculinity; how men can take action for violence prevention and gender justice; and how social notions of masculinity relate to diverse health and social justice issues for people of all genders.
Dr. Lehrer can also address her 15-year journey of founding and building the MSP, including insights for social entrepreneurs and gender justice activists.
To see an example of Dr. Lehrer's public speaking, please check out her 2019 TEDxIndiana talk on how men's personal stories can help dismantle patriarchy, which was selected for inclusion on the main TED.com website. (She promises to never use notes again!)
MSP film screening & discussion
Screening of full MSP documentary or selected videos of men's stories, followed by presentation and group discussion on masculinities in relation to issues including family and romantic relationships, men's mental and physical health, diverse forms of gender-based violence, sexual health, LGBTQIA+ topics, substance abuse, gender equality, men's caregiving, and intersections with other aspects of identity (e.g., race/ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, etc.).
Interactive workshops on masculinities, health & social justice
These workshops use tailored selections of men's filmed stories to spark group discussion on masculinities -- in relation to issues including family and romantic relationships, men's mental and physical health, gender-based violence, sexual health, LGBTQIA+ topics, substance abuse, gender equality, men's caregiving, and intersections with other aspects of identity (e.g., race/ethnicity, disability, socioeconomic status, etc.). Didactic content and group activities.
Creative workshops on masculinities, health & social justice
These workshops use curated sets of MSP videos of men's stories to spark discussion on masculinities in relation to key health and social justice issues. The workshops include didactic content, participatory activities, and a creative segment which includes: a) guided personal writing/creation, b) small group feedback on works in progress, and c) a culminating evening event for the sharing of personal stories, which can be made open to a broader audience.
We provide action resources, training, and coaching to help campuses and organizations create new original Men’s Story Project productions.
Local MSP teams receive:
- The MSP Training Guide, License, and Storyteller Contract
- Four 2-hour interactive training webinars on how to create powerful men's storytelling productions for social change
- 15 individual coaching hours for your team, for project planning, creation and evaluation
- Connection to the network of teams creating MSP productions across sites
- The two MSP documentaries + public screening licenses
- Your production will be publicized on the MSP website, YouTube channel and social media platforms
- Additional coaching hours can be provided, based on your group's interests.
Contact us if you have questions about the MSP's trainings and resources. Groups from around the world are warmly invited to collaborate with us! An informational webinar on the MSP can be viewed here.