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Reminder - Parent University Tonight! November 4, 2015, 6pm, Cumberland Town Hall

posted Nov 4, 2015, 12:09 PM by Susan Conley


Building True Strength:

Supporting Boys as They Develop into Emotionally Healthy, Respectful, Non-violent Men

Wednesday, November 4th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm @ Cumberland Town Hall


“How can I help my son see that being sensitive and emotionally connected is being strong?”

“What are some ways I can help my son navigate what it means to ‘be a man’?”

“I’ve heard the expression ‘boys being boys,’ but what does that even mean?”

Please join our guests from Maine Boys to Men; Matt Theodores, Executive Director and Nat Lippert, Board Member, as they lead an interactive discussion about the unique challenges facing boys.  The evening will include an introduction to their nationally recognized Reducing Sexism and Violence Program (RSVP) which empowers boys and girls to become leaders of positive change. Through a combination of presentation, video, and discussion, we’ll examine together the elements of our culture that cause boys to detach emotionally and engage in self-destructive and sometimes harmful behaviors. We’ll have a conversation and share ideas about what communities can do to help boys reach their potential to become emotionally healthy, respectful, non-violent men. We hope you can join us for this important community conversation!

Matt Theodores, executive director

About our presenters:

Matt Theodores is the Executive Director of Maine Boys to Men. Matt moved into this position after serving the organization as a Board Member and Programming Chair. He has over 30 years of senior leadership experience and community involvement with companies ranging from startups to some of the world’s largest most complex businesses, including Microsoft and IBM. Most recently, Matt was a Partner at Practical Decisions, a local consulting firm.  Matt is an active volunteer at the Center for Grieving Children and with a variety of youth focused organizations.


Nat Lippert is a restaurant worker, organizer and social justice activist who recently returned to Maine after over a decade away.  Nat has worked as a labor union researcher, barista, interpreter, grocery delivery person, communications specialist and tech guy.  After six years working in social justice organizations in San Francisco, he's happy to be applying his experience to his organizing work here in Maine.  He's an active member of the Southern Maine Workers' Center and a facilitator of workshops on healing from oppression and organizing to end it. Nat lives in Portland, but has family in Wiscasset, where he grew up.

REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT online using the link below:

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