We take great pride in the fact that, despite horrific threats, lies, and tremendous obstacles, A Voice for Men’s First International Conference on Men’s Issues on June 27 and 28 of 2014, was a smashing success!
This International Conference, held on June 27th and 28th, was preceeded by Warren Farrell’s special private workshop, and a public press conference, on June 26. All three events took place at a last-minute venue change due to threats reported to Detroit Police by the DoubleTree Hilton in Detroit. The event in St. Clair Shores, part of Metropolitan Detroit, was a smashing success, with over 250 in total attendance and with major media coverage. And the St. Clair Shores police were terrific professionals!
Here is video of all our conference presentations:
You will see that if you play this YouTube video it rolls through every presenter at the main event and even, at the end, shows the separate June 26 press conferencee given exclusively for reporters (and was also briefly attended by Warren Farrell’s private workshop attendees on the same day. Alas, footage on Warren’s full private workshop on the 26th was lost).
For the conference we secured commitments from some of the best known and highly regarded thinkers on men’s rights and issues ever assembled in one place. They were as follows:
Dr. Warren Farrell, author of seven books on men’s and women’s issues, came to prominence in the 1970s as one of the leading male thinkers of our times. Warren originally championed the cause of feminism, serving on the New York City Board of the National Organization of Women (NOW). However, when NOW took anti-male and anti-father positions he began advocacy for boys, men and fathers. He is now recognized as one of the most important figures in the modern men’s movement.
Erin Pizzey, author of five books, including the seminal Prone to Violence, is credited with starting the modern women’s refuge movement in Cheswick, England in 1971. Erin is a steadfast human rights advocate who has lectured internationally on the subject of intimate partner violence. She is also an Editor-at-Large and domestic violence policy advisor for A Voice for Men.
Robert Franklin, Esq, is an attorney at law and the former Executive Editor of the Houston Law Review. Franklin writes commentary on our family law system and other related men’s issues. He is a journalist for the National Parents Organization (formerly Fathers and Families) a shared parenting and family law reform advocacy group. Franklin is also a periodic contributor to A Voice for Men.
Barbara Kay is a columnist for Canada’s National Post. She has written on a variety of issues affecting men and boys and has been particularly critical of both cultural misandry and the treatment of men and boys by the modern feminist movement. Kay is a lecturer who has spoken on National Television and at talks regarding her views on the rise of feminism to the detriment of men.
Karen Straughan is an internationally recognized writer, lecturer and videographer. As a mother of young sons, Straughan became concerned about the effects of cultural misandry and began writing and blogging on the subject. She also self-produces video commentary on the men’s issues and has amassed 50,000 followers of her work. Straughan is an activist and a member of Men’s Rights Edmonton and is a contributing editor of A Voice for Men.
Carnell Smith is a nationally recognized expert in paternity fraud. He is the Board President Executive Director of the National Family Justice Association. He is the executive director of the United States Citizens Against Paternity Fraud. He makes radio and TV appearances (CBS Early Show, ABC World News, Abrams Report), on America’s paternity fraud crisis and has been frequently quoted in major newspapers (USA Today, Washington Times, Orlando Sentinel, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, Star Tribune).
Paul Elam is the founder and publisher of A Voice for Men. Formerly a mental health professional, Elam became concerned about the treatment of men and boys, both in mental health settings and the culture at large. He is also the founder of A Voice for Men radio, a network of internet based radio programs dealing with problems that affect men and boys. He is an outspoken advocate against false allegations and takes a leadership role in A Voice for Men’s advocacy for men who are falsely accused or convicted without due process.
Sen. Anne Cools is a member of the Canadian Senate. She became the first Black Canadian to be appointed to Canada’s upper house. She is currently the longest-serving member of the Senate. Cools served on the Senate/House of Commons Special Joint Committee on Child Custody and Access, which in December, 1998 issued its report, For the Sake of the Children. A principal recommendation of this report was that, following a relationship breakdown, shared parenting should be presumed to be in the best interests of the child.
Dr. Tara Palmatier, PsyD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in assisting men who have become entangled in relationships with abusive, high-conflict personalities, many of whom are suffering harassment and persecution through the misuse of the family court system. Also known as “Dr. T,” she maintains a website for men seeking to escape abusive relationships and is a regular contributor to A Voice for Men.
Tom Golden, LCSW is a psychotherapist with a focus on men’s issues. He is the author of Swallowed by a Snake, The Gift of the Masculine Side of Healing, and The Way Men Heal. Tom is the former vice chairman of the Maryland Commission for Men’s Health. His website, menaregood.com addresses the cultural bias that exists as it impacts boys and men.
Stefan Molyneux is the host of Freedomain Radio, the largest philosophy show in the world. Stefan spent 15 years as a software developer, manager and entrepreneur. Now a full-time parent and philosopher, Stefan speaks regularly at conferences all over the globe. His speeches cover subjects including politics, philosophy, science, economics, relationships, parenting and how to achieve real freedom in your life. With more than 2,700 podcasts, 10 books and 65 million downloads, Stefan has spread philosophy to listeners throughout the world.
Mike Buchanan is a British men’s human rights advocate, writer and publisher. He leads the political party Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them) and runs three campaigns: Fighting Feminism, the Campaign for Merit in Business and the Alternative Sexism Project.
Fred Jones is a father, a publisher, a speaker and an attorney helping men, women, and leaders to discover their worth, value their voice, and share their story.
Your master of ceremonies for the event will be Attila Vinczer, who will give an opening address and introduce all keynote speakers as each one takes the audience through an important address on 12 different areas of modern life that impact the lives of men and boys.
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