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Declaration of  I AM Man  

We, the men of integrity, strength, and compassion, united under the banner of the I AM Man Movement, affirm the following principles and ideals to guide our actions and inspire positive change in ourselves and the world around us:

1. RESPECT FOR ALL: We recognize and respect the inherent worth and dignity of every individual, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. We stand firmly against discrimination, prejudice, and violence in all its forms.



2. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE: We acknowledge the importance of emotional intelligence, valuing empathy, kindness, and understanding. Real men are in touch with their emotions, express them freely, and support others in doing the same. We embrace masculinity.



3. RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP: We embrace the responsibility to lead by example. Real men are accountable for their actions, treating others with fairness, honesty, and integrity. We strive to be positive role models for future generations, promoting equality and justice.



4. HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS: We advocate for healthy, respectful, and consensual relationships. Real men nurture relationships built on trust, communication, and mutual respect. We reject all forms of abuse, violence, and control, standing up against domestic violence and harassment.



5. GENDER EQUALITY: We champion gender equality, promoting equal opportunities and rights for all genders. Real men recognize that gender stereotypes limit everyone and work towards dismantling these barriers, fostering an inclusive society where everyone can thrive.



6. MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS: We prioritize mental health awareness and support. Real men acknowledge the importance of mental well-being, seeking help when needed and encouraging others to do the same. We break the stigma surrounding mental health issues.



7. ACTIVE FATHERHOOD: We celebrate and support active fatherhood. Real men actively participate in the upbringing of their children, promoting love, respect, and understanding within the family unit. We recognize the significant impact fathers have on the lives of their children and society.



8. ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: We acknowledge our responsibility to protect and preserve the environment for future generations. Real men are conscious consumers, advocates for sustainable practices, and actively contribute to the well-being of our planet.



In adherence to these principles, we, the supporters of the I AM MAN  movement, pledge to stand together, promote positive masculinity, and create a world where all individuals, regardless of gender, can live with dignity, respect, and equality.


[Carlton Barnett] [10-31-2023]