Re-Imagining Masculinities Initiative: Masculinity in Language

Date / Time

March 20, 2018

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

You may have heard individuals use derogatory terms towards others to prove their masculinity, reassure their dominance over others, and assert their gender and sexual superiority. What did you do? What could you do?

The dialogue we will have at this event emerges out of a need to address how those derogatory terms demean certain communities’ identities, world views and practices. At this event, we will focus on the violence inflicted by certain speech when expressed with family, friends, peers, and within communal spaces such as student organizations. We will also address the environment(s) that support the use of toxic language which dictates what masculinity should be. Participants will educate themselves and each other about the effect and impact of disempowering language.

The Re-Imagining Masculinities Initiative is a collaboration between the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change (CCUSC) that strives to cultivate, support, affirm, and create male allies and advocates. Through dialogues, films, workshops, and personal stories, this initiative unpacks what it means to be masculine, and explores issues of masculinity and gender.

This event is in collaboration with Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc.

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