Saturday, May 10, 2008

National Organization for Men Against Sexism's 33rd Annual Conference - Call For Proposals


On August 21-23, 2008 the National Organization for Men Against Sexism will hold its 33rd annual conference "Addressing Violence in Our Homes and in Our Communities" and the 20th annual Men's Studies Association Meeting at the University of Utah. This conference will be hosted by South Valley Sanctuary, a domestic violence shelter in West Jordan, Utah, and is co-sponsored by the University of Utah's Women's Resource Center, the Utah Pride Center, the Rape Recovery Center, Up the River Endeavors, the Inclusion Center (formerly NCCJ), the University of Utah's Interpersonal Violence Research Group, and the Salt Lake Area Domestic Violence Coalition.

NOMAS is now inviting and accepting workshop, panel, and presentation proposals that address all aspects of community violence and resiliency, and/or explore current advances in the field of men's studies and examines diverse ways in which the lives of men and women might be enhanced through an exploration of gender identity, roles and social justice. All proposals will be considered; however, we are particularly looking for proposals that address the following topics: Domestic Violence in the LGBT community, Men's Role in Domestic Violence Work, Anti-Racist, anti-sexist community organizing models, Domestic Violence and Addiction/Substance Use, Immigration Laws and Protecting/Empowering Undocumented Survivors, Co-Option of Shelter Services/Dilemmas/Challenges in Domestic Violence Shelters, Multicultural Feminist Counseling Models, Working with Youth Exposed to Violence, Women and Poverty, Cultural Competency Models for working with/sheltering traumatized individuals. Workshops will last for one hour and 45 minutes.

Please submit proposals that include: 1) brief title; 2) presenter(s) name(s); 3) 25-word bio(s); 4) 70-word description; 5) a/v equipment or any special considerations. Please e-mail submissions to; deadline is June 15, 2008.

*The National Organization for Men Against Sexism is an activist organization of men and women supporting positive changes for men. NOMAS advocates a perspective that is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, anti-racist, dedicated to enhancing men's lives, and committed to justice on a broad range of social issues including class, age, religion, and physical abilities. We affirm that working to make this nation's ideals of equality substantive is the finest expression of what it means to be men. For more information, please visit

Heather Masterton, M.A.
Executive Director
South Valley Sanctuary

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