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Ohio Men’s Action Network is growing and becoming a unifying effort in Ohio to reach boys, young men, and men to prevent all forms of violence.

Upcoming Events

15th Annual Minority Men's Health Fair

April 27, 2017 5:30pm-8:30pm

Location: Glickman Tower/Miller Pavilion, Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

The health fair includes free health seminars and information on topics including prostate cancer, kidney function, hypertension, stroke prevention, smoking cessation, health and nutrition, exercise and wellness, organ donation, sports health, reproductive health, pain management and colorectal cancer.

The New Playbook: Standing Strong to Promote Non-Violence

May 10, 2017

Location: Central State University, Xenia, OH

Registration is closed for this event.

“The New Playbook” is an opportunity to develop ally skills to support healthy relationships, healthy masculinity, and to actively challenge the culture of sexual & relationship violence on campus.


Contact: India Harris-Jones
At: 614-781-9651


Presented as a skill building workshop, “The New Playbook” will provide participants the opportunity to increase knowledge and strengthen skills related to effectively challenging attitudes and behaviors that support multiple forms of violence.  This 2-day training addresses the following topics:

  • Team Building
  • Intersections of Oppression
  • Counter vs. Dominant Stories
  • Risk & Protective Factors
  • Connecting the Dots Among Multiple Forms of Violence
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Leadership Skill Building

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For more information on how to plan a Playbook workshop in your community, please complete the information below and contact the closest facilitator in your area.

Clark Echols, MDiv, LPC Cincinnati, OH Email
India Harris-Jones - Ohio Domestic Violence Network Columbus, OH Email
OHMAN 1855 East Dublin Granville Road, Columbus, OH Website
Rhiannon Whalen - OneEighty Wooster, OH Email
Rico Rice - Rice Education Consulting Cincinnati, OH Email

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