Tony Porter Workshop #1 Redefining Masculinity: Leadership in Violence Prevention
Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 10:00am to Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:00pm
Workshop #1 Redefining Masculinity: Leadership in Violence Prevention
When: October 9, 10:00-12:00PM
Where: Native American Student and Community Center (NASCC)
What: The majority of men don't perpetrate violence against women and girls. What men are responsible for is creating, maintaining and benefiting from the culture that's required for the violence to exist. This workshop will focus on shifting the norms of how we define and understand manhood/masculinity. Mr Porter will examine the social norms, culture and traditional images of manhood that have created an environment that supports, tolerates and often encourages men’s violence against women. Workshop participants will reflect on the “man box” - what are the ideas and messages in it? How does it impact men? How does it impact the women and girls in men's’ lives? And how do we talk about these issues without reinforcing classist, racist stereotypes?
Students will leave this workshop with concrete leadership strategies for creating a more healthy and respectful definition of manhood. While this workshop is targeted towards men, everyone is welcome.
Registration is required. This workshop is free to PSU students, faculty and staff.
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