Manology is an ongoing course for men…

Manology continues its 5th year here in 2014. The course will begin again in September.  Stay tuned here for updates on upcoming themes of exploration, session descriptions and guest instructor biographies.

Manology is a friendly, interactive and experiential course for men of all stages, viewpoints, orientations, and ethnicities. Men can either register for the course (and save a few bucks) or drop-in when their interest and schedule allow. Manology acknowledges that this moment in culture is one of fast and profound change that affects all humanity.  Men as a major social group are affected. While Western women have been redefining their roles in society for decades, there have been very few places where men have been invited to examine and redefine their roles, relationships, and sense of purpose.

Manology is just such a place, where men are celebrated and supported, and are offered insight, experiences, and conversations on the physical, mental, and spiritual journey of manhood. Manology is a place to have fun, try out some new things, share stories, humor and knowledge, learn and to make new friendships. Sessions are interactive, friendly and experiential, not lectures.  It’s a great place to connect with yourself and other men in a safe, fun and positive atmosphere.  It’s an easy way to break out of patterns of emotional and social isolation.  Come and hang out!

Manology is for men who are interested in looking at how ideas about what a man is and is not, shape and influence us, in all areas of our lives.  Manology is delivered by a diverse team of educators and facilitators with a wide range of knowledge and skills to share with men.  Diversity is desired: men of all stages, backgrounds, philosophies, ethnicities and orientations are welcome.

The first session is FREE of charge for new men. 

David Hatfield is the program director for Manology.
David is a leadership consultant and educational facilitator specializing in transformative, experiential education.  His areas of focus are masculinity, conflict transformation, rites of passage and improvisational singing.  David’s work has been contracted nationally and internationally since 1998.  He holds an M.Ed. in social ecology.  www.davidhatfield.ca   david@davidhatfield.ca

Come connect with yourself and with other men in an atmosphere of fun, respectful, open-minded, positive masculinity.  For men 19 years of age and older. 

Winter 2014
Mondays, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm.
January 6 – April 7

SITE: Roundhouse Community Centre, [see map]
181 Roundhouse Mews (Davie & Pacific), Vancouver, V6Z 2W3
Telephone:  604-713-1800

FEES:
The first session is FREE of charge for new men. 
Drop-in:  $13 (includes HST).
Register for Winter 2014: $132  Register at the Roundhouse or on the Roundhouse website:  Roundhouse Community Centre