We must all hang together,
 or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.

– Benjamin Franklin, 1776



National Men’s Equality Congress
July 13-14, 2007 in Washington, DC

Pre-Conference Workshops

Boys and the Boy Crisis

Pre-Conference Workshops
  Prior to the opening of the Boys and the Boy Crisis Conference on Friday night we have arranged for three of our conference speakers to arrive early and present pre-conference workshops. For a small fee you will be able to spend the day enjoying three workshops given by three men who are at the forefront of men's and boys issues and are truly "world changers." Warren Farrell, Matt O'Connor and Glenn Sacks are all very well known for their important work related to boys and men. We are thrilled to have all three with us and offer a full day of workshops prior to the conference. Attend one, two or all three. It is up to you. When we asked for feedback after the last conference you made it clear that you wanted more time with the speakers and this is one of the ways we thought we could make that happen.

The schedule for the pre-conference workshops for Friday 7-13-07 is Glenn Sacks 9:00-11:30, Warren Farrell 12:30-3:00, and Matt O'Connor 3:30-6:00.


pre conference workshop 9:00 am-11:30 am

Glenn Sacks

Glenn Sacks

Anti-Male Bias in the Media

Anti-male bias runs throughout the mainstream media and also, to a lesser extent, the conservative alternative media. The media provides a terribly stilted view of issues such as divorce and child support, domestic violence, child abuse, and men's and women's contributions to their families. Prominent examples include: media coverage of the Clara Harris 'Murder by Mercedes' Case; numerous child support enforcement publicity campaigns against so-called "deadbeat dads"; and the "lazy husband" myth currently being used to explain the decline of marriage. Discuss what you can do to combat anti-male media bias with Glenn.

Glenn has led numerous successful campaigns addressing issues related to boys and men in the media including the pictured "Boys Are Stupid" campaign, and directing successful ventures against Verizon and PBS.


Glenn Sacks is a men's and fathers' issues columnist, commentator, talk show host and blogger. Glenn's columns have appeared in dozens of the largest newspapers in the United States. He has made hundreds of radio and TV appearances and is often quoted in major publications. To learn more about Glenn, read his biography here. .

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pre conference workshop 12:30-3:00

Warren Farrell

Our Sons, Our Schools, Our Future: The Crisis Beneath the Boy Crisis—and How to Solve It

What is the underlying issue when we perceive our daughters’ problems as the schools’ fault and our sons’ problems as our sons’ fault? If our sons and daughters’ brains are different, what do we do with that info? What needs to be changed about the male-female dance to improve both our sons and daughters’ lives? Which men’s issues are the most crucial boys’ issues? Is our sons’ genetic heritage in conflict with their genetic future? A new approach to teaching communication and sports that can vastly improve our sons’ and daughters’ lives.

warren farrell

Bio: Warren Farrell, Ph.D., is the author of the best-seller,Why Men Are the Way they Are, as well as the classic The Myth of Male Power. His Women Can’t Hear What Men Don’t Say is on relationships, and Father and Child Reunion looks at what is best for children of divorce. His most recent book is Why Men Earn More. Dr. Farrell is currently at work on a book on the boys’ crisis. This will be his first public presentation on his initial research. He is at www.warrenfarrell.com.

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pre conference workshop 3:30-6:00

Matt O'Connor


Founding father of campaign group Fathers 4 Justice, Matt O’Connor exports his no nonsense vision of non-violent direct action to the United States for the first time and spells out the strategies and structures that can turn a campaign in crisis into a campaign in the national headlines. Expect strong arguments and strong language.

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matt oconnor Matt O'Connor with two of his boys.

Matt O'Connor is the founding father of the most controversial and high profile pressure group of modern times. Denied access to his own two boys by the Family Courts, O'Connor decided to take on the legal system and the British Government with the creation of Fathers 4 Justice, the group which established the phrase "fathers' rights" as part of the political lexicon.

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