Chapters

NOMAS is committed to supporting local chapters. According to the NOMAS bylaws, four NOMAS members are needed to found a new chapter. The local group sends membership dues to the national office. The local chapter may also add additional fees as it sees fit. The national office, in turn, supports the local group with materials, contact lists, publicity and financial support. Membership starts at $15, but can be waved for financial hardship. NOMAS chapters organize their own programs and are trusted to abide and uphold the NOMAS "Statement of Principles" and Tenets. Member chapters and affiliates report to the national council at least twice a year on local activities and programs.

 

Ann Arbor/Greater Detroit, MI

The Ann Arbor Chapter of NOMAS is dedicated to addressing homophobia and heterosexism and to promote fellowship, meetings, and seminars that share and educate those who are still struggling with issues of homophobia, sexism, racism, heterosexism, sexual harassment, and reproductive injustice.

 

Atlanta

NOMAS-Atlanta, this chapter works in collaboration with the Atlanta Feminist Women's Health Center on issues of anti-sexism, reproductive choice, and homophobia. This collaborative project has now grown and evolved into Men for Equality & Reproductive Justice (MERJ) since 2008. Click Here for an article on MERJ.

 

Boston

NOMAS-Boston is dedicated to ending violence against women and local development of pro-feminist male allies. Follow NOMAS-Boston on their Facebook Page.

 

Chicago

NOMAS-Chicago is a profeminist men's group working closely with the local NOW chapter on anti-sexism actions.

 

Denver

NOMAS-Denver puts on an annual Martin Luther King social justice workshop and a father's day events.

 

Oakland

NOMAS-Oakland is dedicated to education, putting on exhibits in libraries and schools.

 

Orange County, New York

NOMAS-Lower Hudson chapter is dedicated to working with men on issues of accountability, entitlement, and ending violence.

 

New Jersey/NYC

NOMAS-New Jersey/NYC is a loose network of college educators working on issues of sociology and social justice issues.

 

Salt Lake City, UT

Every three months, the Utah chapter selects one of NOMAS's primary tenets (pro-feminst, LGBTQ Affirmative, anti-racist, enhancing men's lives) and identify and collaborate with an agency in the community that is doing critical social justice work around that particular tenet. We hope to build awareness of the resources in our community and support the work of local organizations who live up to the principles of NOMAS. In addition, we hope to encourage men to get involved in "the work" and to challenge the notion that the only voice of men in the community is a voice of oppression.
 
 
Winona State University, Winona Minnesota
 
NOMAS, WSU chapter is pro-feminist, gay affirmative, and anti-racist. We are committed to equality on social justice issues such as gender, class, age, sexual identity, gender identity, religion, and physical ability, just to name a few. We seek to break the link that exists between society's traditional norms of masculinity and violence & oppression. We challenge men to redefine male and female relationships in a spirit of absolute equality, and to encourage other men to do the same. We believe that fighting for equality and shedding society's expectations of masculinity will help us redefine what it means to be men.