#StandUpDads

Every Monday in March

I want to use February’s newsletter to highlight the #StandUpDads event. Every Monday in March, Fathering Together is sponsoring a free panel series. I had the privilege to help organize this panel with Michelle Travis, author of Dads for Daughters: How Fathers Can Give Their Daughters a Better, Brighter, Fairer Future and Brian Anderson, Fathering Together’s co-founder and Executive Director.

Each week has a different theme, and although Fathering Together’s members are, well, fathers - this event is for anyone and everyone: moms, dads, parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, babysitters and friends - anyone interested in raising kids to value gender equality.

The panelists are an amazing group of people with a variety of backgrounds: authors, activities, practitioners and small-business owners. Please feel free to join any/all that interest you. I am moderating Weeks 1 and 5, and am a panelist for Week 3. If you think of any great questions you’d like me to ask - let me know and I’ll try my best to work it in.

March 1, Conversation #1: The Early Years. How to promote gender equity with your little kids (age 0-10) with Shani King, Elliot Haspel and Steve Dypiangco. Register here

March 8 Conversation #2: The Tween / Teen Years. How to promote gender equity with your big kids (age 11-18) with Eve Rodsky, Kimberly Wolf and Joe Vess. Register here

March 15 Conversation #3: Integrating Work and Life. How to promote gender equity in your home with your partner with Jessica DeGroot, Leslie Ford and Kate Mangino. Register here

March 22 Conversation #4: Becoming a Workplace Ally. How to promote gender equity at the office with David Smith and Brad Johnson. Register here

March 29 Conversation #5: Becoming a Community Advocate. How to advocate for gender equity in your community with Quentin ‘Q’ Walcott, Ted Bunch and Michelle Travis. Register here

We have all read countless articles on how the pandemic has disproportionately affected women. I’m excited to be part of a conversation to move us forward and actually discuss what to DO about current gender inequality. Hope to see you there!


The Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) is having their annual conference next week. I attended AWP’s conference in 2019 and can’t say enough about it. It is a wealth of publishing information organized into easy-to-follow sessions for both writers and readers. I left with renewed excitement for writing - and with some wonderful new friends. If you’re interested, link is here. It is, of course, virtual this year. Easy to join!


See you in March! Please feel free to forward this to anyone who might be interested in #StandUpDads.