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ManKind Pride Chicago is an informal group of GBTQ men who are part of the larger community of The Mankind Project - Chicago (http://chicago.mkp.org/). We host gatherings where men can be their authentic selves, receive other men fully, and support each other. We really like being with each other and hope you'll join us sometime.

This MeetUp is for any GBTQ-identified or questioning man. You don't need to be a part of MKP. If you have any questions about this group or MKP, feel free to contact one of the organizers directly.

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The ManKind Project (MKP) supports a global network of over 1,000 peer-facilitated men’s groups serving close to 10,000 men each week. MKP empowers men to serve themselves and others, supporting them to make a difference in their communities and the world. MKP's flagship training, the New Warrior Training Adventure (http://nwta.mkp.org/), is described by many as the most powerful men’s training available. MKP is not affiliated with any religious practice or political party. We strive to be increasingly inclusive and affirming of cultural differences, especially with respect to color, class, sexual orientation, faith, age, ability, ethnicity, and nationality.

Upcoming events (2)

GBTQ+ Monthly Open Men's Group (2nd Weds)

Online event

We would welcome you to join us for our Open Men's Group and experience some of what we offer as part of our work through the ManKind Project. Please click the link to complete our brief Registration Form: https://forms.gle/TmXe9PHajGBGTNHG9 Once completed, we will follow up with you and provide you with the meeting link. Thank you for your interest! ——- ManKind Project Open Men's Groups: The purpose of the ManKind Project is to create a safer world through the development of “better” men. We train and support men in circles to create a world where men act on their individual and shared responsibility to foster a brighter future for humanity. We initiate and support men on a path of emotional maturity, spiritual awareness, and deepening community. Open Men's Groups are regularly scheduled gatherings that help introduce men to the experience of authentic sharing, reflection, and an opportunity for a deeper connection with one another in an open, authentic, and supportive setting. ------ VIRTUAL FORMAT AND COURTESY This is a virtual circle hosted on Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, you please be sure to download and install the app ahead of your first meeting by following the simple instructions found here: https://zoom.us/download Please take responsibility for preparing and managing your own technology. We will do a quick review of the Zoom screen and tools before we begin so that each man—especially those new to Zoom—feels comfortable and confident in participating. Out of respect for the other men and the group, please be on time. Participate from a quiet, private location that allows all men to hear and share freely. Please ensure that your sound is sufficiently turned up. All men will be participating with their video on—we want to see you! ——- ManKind Project Open Men's Groups and the GBTQ Community The purpose of the ManKind Project is to create a safer world through the development of “better” men. We train and support men in circles to create a world where men act on their individual and shared responsibility to foster a brighter future for humanity. We offer training and support men on a path of emotional maturity, spiritual awareness, and deepening community. As members of the GBTQ community, we face the added challenge and gift of belonging to a minority group. We recognize our collective experiences of feeling unwelcome in many communities and spaces. Therefore, out of necessity, we band together to create and celebrate in our own safe-spaces. Through this spirit, we welcome all who seek to share this connection. Open Men's Groups are regularly scheduled gatherings that help introduce men to the experience of and opportunity for men to practice authentic sharing, reflection, and deeper connection with one another in an open, genuine, and supportive setting. What We Practice in our Open Groups: Emotional Authenticity – Because we believe in honesty and wholeness, we practice emotional intelligence and self-awareness. Personal Responsibility – Because we value integrity and accountability, we take 100% responsibility for our feelings. We own the impacts – positive and negative –intended and unintended – of our choices and actions. Leadership Mastery – Because we believe that role models change lives, we practice highly principled personal, interpersonal, and group leadership. Empowered Mission – Because we value generosity, service, and connection to spirit, we explore and live from our deepest purpose. Supportive Community – Because we care for ourselves and the generations to come, we create a place for men from all walks of life to learn and teach in a safe, respectful, challenging, and inclusive peer-network.

GBTQ+ Monthly Open Men's Group (2nd Weds)

Online event

We are excited to be able to offer an Open Men's Group on the second (2nd) Wednesday of each month through the MKP Chicago Men's Center - specifically open to and welcoming of GBTQ+ men. We would love to have you join us to learn more about what we offer as part of our work through the ManKind Project. ------ Due to the current restrictions, we have moved our Open Men's Group online via the Zoom platform. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85915591668 ------ VIRTUAL FORMAT AND COURTESY This is a virtual circle hosted on Zoom. If you have not used Zoom before, you please be sure to download and install the app ahead of your first meeting by following the simple instructions found here: https://zoom.us/download Please take responsibility for preparing and managing your own technology. We will do a quick review of the Zoom screen and tools before we begin so that each man—especially those new to Zoom—feels comfortable and confident in participating. Out of respect for the other men and the group, please be on time. Participate from a quiet, private location that allows all men to hear and share freely. Please ensure that your sound is sufficiently turned up. All men will be participating with their video on—we want to see you! ——- ManKind Project Open Men's Group and the GBTQ Community The purpose of the ManKind Project is to create a safer world through the development of “better” men. We train and support men in circles to create a world where men act on their individual and shared responsibility to foster a brighter future for humanity. We initiate and support men on a path of emotional maturity, spiritual awareness, and deepening community. As members of the GBTQ community, we face the added challenge and gift of belonging to a minority group. We recognize our collective experiences of feeling unwelcome in many communities and spaces. Therefore, out of necessity, we band together to create and celebrate in our own safe-spaces. Through this spirit, we welcome all who seek to share this connection. Open Men's Groups are regularly scheduled gatherings that help introduce men to the experience of connecting and being present with other men. These Groups provide an opportunity for men to practice authentic sharing, reflection, and deeper connection with one another in an open, authentic, and supportive setting. What We Practice in our Open Men's Groups: Emotional Authenticity – Because we believe in honesty and wholeness, we practice emotional intelligence and self-awareness. Personal Responsibility – Because we value integrity and accountability, we take 100% responsibility for our feelings. We own the impacts – positive and negative –intended and unintended – of our choices and actions. Leadership Mastery – Because we believe that role models change lives, we practice highly principled personal, interpersonal, and group leadership. Empowered Mission – Because we value generosity, service, and connection to spirit, we explore and live from our deepest purpose. Supportive Community – Because we care for ourselves and the generations to come, we create a place for men from all walks of life to learn and teach in a safe, respectful, challenging, and inclusive peer-network. ----- If you think that you’re ready to take a real leap, there are New Warrior Training weekends happening throughout the year and we invite you to Register: https://mankindpride.mkpusa.org/

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