Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Conversation: What About the Men?

This "conversation" - What about the men? - comes from the conference The Shriver Report LIVE.

Conversation: What About the Men?

Conversation: What About the Men? from The Atlantic on

Spoken Poetry: Introducing the Role of Men with Kane Smego, Poet
Moderated by: David Gregory, Host, Meet the Press
Kathryn Edin, Author, Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City
Michael Kimmel, Professor, Stony Brook University
Tony Porter, Co-Founder, A Call to Men


Kathryn Edin is Professor of Public Policy and Management at the Kennedy School of Government and a Faculty Affiliate with the Sociology Department at Harvard University. She is the coauthor of Promises I Can Keep: Why Poor Women Put Motherhood Before Marriage and Making Ends Meet: How Low Income Single Mothers Survive Welfare and Low Wage Work. Timothy Nelson is Lecturer in Social Policy at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He is the author of Every Time I Feel the Spirit: Religious Experience and Ritual in an African American Church.

David Gregory is the moderator of "Meet the Press," America's longest-running television program. Since taking the helm in December 2008, the program has maintained its tradition as must-see television for politics and public policy, setting the agenda and asking the tough questions of elected officials and candidates on such issues as the economy, budget, foreign and political campaigns.

Michael Kimmel is Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Gender Studies at Stony Brook University in New York. He is also the executive director at the Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities. An author or editor of more than twenty books, including Manhood in America, The Gendered Society, The History of Men, and Guyland, he lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

Tony Porter is an educator, activist and lecturer who has been working in the social justice arena for over twenty years. He is both nationally and internationally recognized for his effort to end men's violence against women and promote healthy and respectful manhood. Tony is the co-founder and co-director of A CALL TO MEN: The Next Generation of Manhood. He is the author of "Well Meaning Men... Breaking Out of the Man Box - Ending Violence Against women" and visionary for the book, "NFL Dads: dedicated to Daughters".

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