On March 5, CHEW is presenting a Healthy Masculinity Campus Conversation. We are looking for storytellers and conversation facilitators to participate in a panel focused on sharing experiences with masculinity and "Becoming a Man." Participants of this panel will use the stories to create a thoughtful and heartfelt conversation, raising awareness about complicated issues connected to healthy and unhealthy masculinity. Each storyteller will speak for about five to eight minutes. Participants will have to be available for a one-hour training webinar during the last week of February.
The event will take place on the evening of March 5 from 6:30 to 8:30. If you are interested in participating in this panel, please contact Alyse Campbell by Feb. 17 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-516-5133.
Here are some questions to think about while you are considering participating:
o How do you define "masculinity"?
o What makes a person a "man" or "manly" (traits, values, actions, etc.)?
o If you identify as a man, do you remember a time you became very aware of your identity as a man and, if so, what did you take from the situation or event?
o If you identify as a man, do you remember a time you were made to be aware or reminded of your identity as a man by someone else and, if so, what did you take from the situation or event?
o If you do not identify as a man, how do you remember the first time you understood or were made to understand "masculinity"? o What does "emasculate" mean or look like to you? o If you identify as a man, can you remember a time you were made to feel emasculated or witnessed another being emasculated; if so, what did you take away from that situation or event? o If you do not identify as a man, can you remember a time you talk to someone or witnessed someone being emasculated or feeling emasculated? What did you take away from that event?
o What do you think is important for our culture or our community to interpret about masculinity?