International Men's Day was first celebrated in Jamaica on 19th Nov 2001 after invitations from neighbours Trinidad and Tobago who had started in 1999. The news article at the bottom of this page announced the inaugural 2001 date, which was attended by Luciano.
International Men's Day - 2010
The International Men’s Day Coordination Committee is pleased to announce thatDave Noel Williams and Fabian Thomas will coordinate the participation of individuals, organizations, institutions, and communities throughout Jamaica in the worldwide observance of the 2010 International Men’s Day which celebrates positive male role models and honors the sacrifices that Men have made and continue to make to our families, communities, and our society. Individuals, institutions, and organizations in Jamaica that are interested in participating in 2010 International Men’s Day, should contact Dave Noel Williams on [email protected] or Fabian Thomas on [email protected]
2010 IMD EVENT
Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMan)/Jamaica will be acknowledging IMD 2010 by offering a spoken word/poetry tribute to Dr. Barry Chevannes at the ‘Black Op’ Tribute at the Oriental Gardens, UWI on Saturday, November 20 and partnering with FAME FM for a special 'Uncensored' on Monday, November 22 entitled ‘Big Man Ting’.
FABIAN M. THOMAS M.A., B.A. Trainer/Facilitator, HIV & AIDS Educator/Programme Manager, Fundraiser/Resource Mobilizer, Actor/Director/Producer
___________________________________________________________________ International Men's Day - 2001
Luciano to speak at International Men's Day function
LUCIANO will live up to his title as 'The Messenger' this evening in St. Ann's Bay, St. Ann.
The singer will be the keynote speaker at the International Men's Day Fair and Concert, which will be held at Lawrence Park in St. Ann's Bay. The day's activities begin at 10:00 a.m.
Luciano's speech is expected to be in keeping with the International Men's Day Theme, 'Today's Man, Tomorrow's Future'. The day, and the week of activities which it is a part of, focuses on men's sexual health and reproduction.
"This is the first time that Jamaica will be observing International Men's Day. It was started in Trinidad in 1999. This year it will be observed in Kenya, Tanzania, Norway, Brazil, Germany, Britain and the United States of America as well," Nurse Bunnaman of the Beth Jacobs Family Planning Clinic in St. Ann's Bay told THE STAR.
Although November 19 is officially International Men's Day, activities related to male sexual health and reproduction will not be confined to today. The week of activities began yesterday with a church service at Northgate Family Church in Ocho Rios, St. Ann, and continues with an educational session with male students at Ferncourt High School in the parish. There will also be a public forum at Brown's Town Community College.
The educational sessions move to the Hilltop Juvenile Correctional Centre on Wednesday, November 21. Thursday, November 22 is open day at the Beth Jacobs Clinic, where medical check-ups and testicular checks will be offered free of cost.
Prostate checks will also be offered for a nominal fee.