[EDEQUITY Dialogue] Gender Equity is a Male Issue

From: owner-edequity@phoenix.edc.org
Date: Fri Dec 08 2000 - 17:18:11 EST

Welcome to the Dialogue with the Experts, the WEEA Equity Resource
Center's series of focused discussions on EDEQUITY. Today we begin our
dialogue on Gender Equity is a Male Issue. We have an outstanding panel
to lead our discussion. Those serving on our panel are among the leading
advocates addressing the developmental and educational needs of boys as
well as expanding our understanding of masculinity in a diverse society.
They will discuss different experiences, perspectives, and agendas
examining the issue of gender equity in education and how boys build
relationships with peers, male role models, teachers and parents. During
the discussion, we would like participants to review the latest WEEA
Digest: "What About the Boys" in our website Equity online under the
heading highlights. During the discussion, we would also like you to share
your comments about this document and the panelist opening statements as
well as share your experiences, resources, and creative ideas for opening
new doors for boys.

We are pleased to welcome:

   Craig Flood, Facilitator, Consultant and former Director of the New York
   Career Options Institute

   Michael Kimmel, Professor of Sociology, State University of New York at
   Stony Brook

   David Sadker, Professor, School of Education, American University

   Catherine P. Dooley, Co-Director, Mothers-Sons Project, Jean Baker
   Miller Training Institute Stone Center

   Debbie Mulligan, Teacher, Real Men Read Program, Rangeville State
   School, Australia

As moderator for the discussion, allow me go over a few things for those of
you who are new to EDEQUITY Dialogue.

Each panelist's opening statement will be sent in a separate e-mail
message. To respond, simply hit "reply" to any of these messages and your
comments/questions will be distributed to the panelists and the EDEQUITY
list as usual. Messages will be posted throughout the day from today
through Friday, December 15. Final comments will be posted on Friday,
December 15 at 4 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time and the dialogue will officially
close at 5 p.m.

Remember that EDEQUITY is a public list and not everyone who subscribes
will necessarily have the same agenda. In fact, we have learned from
previous experience that some have subscribed to our list simply to disrupt
the discussion. Please be aware of this as you respond to messages.
Usually the best strategy is to ignore inflammatory, anti-equity

Differences of opinion are expected, but all messages must be respectful
and civil. Abusive language will not be tolerated. Messages not meeting
this standard will be returned to the sender for revision.

To allow for broad participation from the members of the list and to ensure
that the panelists can respond to the concerns of as many list members as
possible, please limit your messages to TWO per DAY.

To help the flow of the discussion, indicate in the first line of your
message whether you would like a response from a particular panelist(s) or
if you are addressing your comment/question to the entire list.

Finally, let me remind you that until the end of the day on Friday,
December 15, we will post only messages about Gender Equity is a Male Issue
. We will resume posting other EDEQUITY messages on Monday,December 18.

We look forward to your participation.

Hilandia Rendon
EdEquity Moderator

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