Men Unlearning Violence
MEN IN PROGRESS participants help each other transform their relationships with people, and with themselves. In time, men learn to respond instead of react, and intimacy replaces control. Using a model that identifies behaviors like emotional coercion, manipulation of resources, and stonewalling, as forms of violence, in addition to physical violence, the weekly group works to undo the internalized destructive beliefs about what it means to be a man in this society.
Weekly Drop-In Group
Each Tuesday and Thursday evening at GLIDE, a group of men meet with one primary goal: to acknowledge their own violence and help each other learn a new way of relating. Run by men and designed for men, Men In Progress is a Violence Intervention Program dedicated to working with all men in straightforward and practical ways on issues that affect their lives. The goal is to support men to gain understanding and strength in their relationships with themselves, partners, family, friends and community.
In weekly group, men learn to:
• Take responsibility for their actions
• Learn how to avoid and manage conflict
• Have positive relationships
• Create safety strategies in their home
• Deal with personal issues
• Live beyond survival
Group Meeting Time
Stage 1 Classes Every Tuesday, 5pm – 8pm
Stage 2 Classes Every Thursday, 5pm – 8pm
Participants are required to complete Stage 1 of the program to be eligible to attend Stage 2 classes.
Staff Facilitator Training Program
At GLIDE, we believe that the American workplace is full of violence, much of it in the forms of coercion through the control of resources, verbal abuse, and emotional manipulation. As part of our own commitment to Dr. King’s concept of a Beloved Community, some of our staff train as facilitators, not only to lead the weekly Men In Progress groups, but to work with staff and fundamentally transform the life of the organization.
Is Men In Progress right for you?
The first agreement for joining the group is a willingness to acknowledge your own violence and set an intention to stop it. Please read the list of controlling behaviors and take a look at the relationships in your own life. Court-referred participants are welcome.
Women interested in visiting may arrange through a facilitator.