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The KU Men's Action Project is open to any undergraduate or graduate student who identify as men. This includes men/masculine folx whose gender identity, expression, and/or biological sex align with man, masculine, and/or male or otherwise have a nexus to masculinity. Cisgender, trans*, genderqueer, and gender non-binary folx who are interested are encouraged to apply. 

Are you a student interested in applying? Please complete the application here.

Are you a faculty, staff, or student who would like to nominate a student for this program? Please complete the nomination form here.

Would you like more information on this program? Please contact SAPEC staff member Dustin Struble

Tentative Schedule

 

DATE 

LOCATION 

SUBJECT 

September 8, 2020 

Central District Utility Plant 1200 Classroom 

What is Masculinity? 

September 15, 2020 

Central District Utility Plant 1200 Classroom

Understanding Sex, Gender, & Desire 

September 22, 2020 

Central District Utility Plant 1200 Classroom

History of Rape Culture & Racism in US 

September 29, 2020 

Central District Utility Plant 1200 Classroom

Feminism & Gender Equity

5

October 6, 2020 

Central District Utility Plant 1200 Classroom

Masculinity & Self-Care

 

October 13, 2020 

No Session 

Enjoy Fall Break! 

October 20, 2020 

Central District Utility Plant 1200 Classroom

Men & Violence 

October 27, 2020 

Central District Utility Plant 1200 Classroom

Mental Health & Emotional Intelligence 

November 3, 2020 

Central District Utility Plant 1200 Classroom

Healthy Relationships 

November 10, 2020 

Central District Utility Plant 1200 Classroom

Men’s Accountability &  
Taking Action 

10 

November 17, 2020 

Central District Utility Plant 1200 Classroom

Focus Group (Optional) 

 
Note: All sessions will begin promptly at 7:00 PM. 

Topics Discussed:

Week 1: What is Masculinity?

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to provide a personal definition of what masculinity means to them.
  • Recognize unhealthy aspects of masculinity that are harmful to the self and others.

Week 2: Understanding sex, Gender, & Desire

Learning Outcomes:

  • Recognize how masculinity is a social construct that can be deconstructed and reconstructed.
  • Participants will be able to differentiate between sex, gender, and desire.

Week 3: History of Rape Culture and Racism

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to explain intersectionality and its connections to sexual violence.
  • Participants will be able to make connections between rape culture and racism.

Week 4: Self-Care

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will explore forms of self-care and identify ways to care for themselves.
  • Participants will be able to describe healthy masculinity.

Week 5: Feminism & Gender Equity

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to define feminism.
  • Participants will be able to recognize connections between gender inequity and sexual violence.

Week 6: Men’s Violence

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to connect unhealthy masculinity to violence against women.
  • Participants will be able to recognize rape culture and how it affects their lives.

Week 7: Mental Health & Emotional Intelligence

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to connect how thoughts and emotions can contribute to unhealthy behaviors.
  • Participants will be able to recognize the importance of emotionally intelligent masculinity.

Week 8: Healthy Relationships

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to identify elements of unhealthy relationships
  • Participants will be able to recognize to identify what they need in relationships and how they can be better partners and friends

Week 9: Men Taking Action

Learning Outcomes:

  • Participants will be able to recognize effective ways for men to engage in anti-violence work.
  • Participants will be able to identify three ways they can hold men/masculine folk accountable to healthy masculine norms.

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