Unpacking the Man Box: Cross-Gender Dialogue About Masculinity and Movement Building

This class is a two-part series. Participants are expected to attend both classes.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
Time: Both classes are held from 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Location: Easthampton Police Department, 32 Payson Ave., 2nd Floor, Community Room,
Easthampton, MA
Trainers: Steven Botkin, James Arana

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Class description

Through personal reflection and cross-gender dialogue, we will examine the socialization of
boys and men, discuss how masculinity affects all people regardless of gender, and explore the
impact of gender on our work as activists. Together we will generate ideas for how to
individually and collectively “unpack the man box” and dismantle patriarchy as we develop our


botkinSteven Botkin
Has been providing leadership in the field of engaging men and boys for violence prevention, positive masculinities, and gender equality for 35 years and in 15 countries as founder/director of the Men’s Resource Center for Change and Men’s Resources International, and now as Senior Consultant for MERGE for Equality.


aranaJames Arana
Social worker, community organizer, and group facilitator with 35 years experience working in the U.S. and internationally through the Men’s Resource Center, Men’s Resources International, and MERGE for Equality, as well as other organizations to prevent violence and promote dialogue across race, class, and gender.

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