Conversation for Men
In the fall of 2018, from the rise of the #MeToo movement, men in Jackson joined forces with community organizations to create a safe space to discuss and end gender-based violence. By educating and organizing men in a call to action to be a part of the solution, we are building knowledge on the issue and an understanding of the subject as it continues to evolve. We hope to lead critical societal conversations and create change agents of the community in Jackson Hole and beyond.
The organizers of the “Conversation for Men,” a men’s-only group that gathers to discuss gender and toxic masculinity (dubbed a “manel,” for men’s panel), were honored in 2019 as Rotary Club of Jackson Hole’s Citizens of the Month. The organizations involved are members of the Community Safety Network, the Jackson Hole Community Counseling Center, Teton Youth and Family Services, St. John’s Episcopal Church, the Jackson Hole Ski and Snowboard Club and Raising Girls, a program of Girls Actively Participating, and the Teton County School District.
The group typically gathers on the third Thursday each month in Hansen Hall at St. John’s Episcopal Church from 6 to 7 p.m. Men, male coaches and fathers are invited to the free discussion in the community. Conversation topics have included discussion on integrity, love, consent, authenticity, masculinity, empathy, culture, gender norms and alcohol. A popular conversation on the Top 10 Things that Women want Men to Know and other collaborations with women have paved the way for future co-ed conversations on how to be an ally and more.
For more information, contact [email protected] or call 307-733-2603.