First NZ Men’s Issues Summit 2005
You are invited and challenged to attend to the first ever gathering in NZ to address Men’s Issues.
This is a one day event which draws together a variety of perspectives on men, from academic to activist, from psychosocial to social service.
Its intention is to open up the full breadth of the issues for discussion, find common threads, and strategise ways to improve male well-being and relationship. We hope that it will spawn other related events.
For two decades men have been responding to the issues raised by a climate of social change in areas such as fathering, health, work and lifestyle, male violence and education. Little has been done however to draw those strands of endeavour together into a more integrated approach to the male condition. Policy on Men’s Issues in party politics, social services and government and has been either non-existent or incidental to other issues. Men have often been trapped by their own isolation, care for family, and dependency on others, and so neglected to advocate for themselves in a climate of gender change. Men’s need to examine their condition will benefit not only themselves but also their families and community.
This is a call to social services, policy writers, planners, politicians and men and women to consider the male condition and advocate for change. This is particularly a call to men come together in a spirit of creative change and advocacy for the betterment of all.
Welcome in anticipation,
REGISTRATION FORM and more information at www.mens-summit.org.nz
1. Men in Policy and Politics
John Tamihere 9.20 – 10.00am
MP for TÃ¤maki Makaurau, Former Cabinet minister, father and red-blooded male
2. Men’s Health
Bruce Mackie 10.00 – 10.40am
former director of Lifeline NZ and Lifeline Auckland, Counsellor and neuro-feedback therapist
Morning Tea 10.40 – 11.00am
3. Men and Violence – The Cost to Men
Warwick Pudney 11.00 – 11.30am
author, AUT lecturer and director of the New Zealand Violence Prevention Society
4. Men in Research – What needs researching and how?
Stuart Birks 11.30 – 12.00pm
Director, Centre for Public Policy Evaluation, Massey University
Lunch provided 12.00 – 12.45pm
Entertainment 12.45 – 1.00pm
5a. Men and Work
Dr. Paul Callister 1.00 – 1.45pm
Consultant Researcher and Policy Adviser
5b. Men in the Social Services
Alan Blackburn 1.00 – 1.45pm
ManAlive CEO, Social Entrepreneur Scholarship 2004
6a. Fathers and Fatherlessness
Rex McCann 1.45 – 2.25pm
Author, Founder-director of Essentially Men
6b. Family Court – Marginalised Men
Jim Bagnall 1.45 – 2.25pm
7a. Boys in Schools
Joseph Driessen 2.25 – 3.05pm
Former Associate Principal of Wanganui High and consultant on Boys in Education
7b. Men Prisons and Community
Kim Workman 2.25 – 3.05pm
Former Assistant Secretary (Penal Institutions), Department of Justice, Head of the Prison Service and Deputy Director General (MÃ¤ori Health)
Afternoon tea 3.05 – 3.30pm
8. The Problems and the Possibilities of Advocating Men’s Issues
Philip Chapman 3.30 – 4.00pm
National President, NZ Father and Child Society, men’s health and fathering promoter.
9. Panel of speakers: Summing up discussion and recommendations for a strategy
Facilitated by Warwick Pudney 4.00 – 4.30pm
Closure by Mayor Bob Harvey 4.30pm