Come to Straub 156 on June 2nd to see Maysoon Zayid, an actress, stand-up comic, philanthropist and advocate for the disabled and racially oppressed. The event is sponsored by the Accessible Education Center, AccessABLITY, College of Education, Women’s Center, Center on Human Development, and more. There is captioning, RM systems, Wheelchair accessible and ASL interpreting.
She is hilarious, wonderful, and powerful women with much to say, if you are curious on who she is, below is a Ted Talk that she presented in December of 2013. Come and support people of color, disability, and women during a comical night!
What is the Men’s Story Project?
It is a replicable, testimonial-based community dialogue initiative that works to address this gap by bringing critical exploration of masculinities into public forums – through men’s less-often-heard voices and stories. The Men’s Story Project aim to strengthen attitudes, behaviors and ultimately social norms that support healthy masculinities – through public story-sharing events films and other media based on these live events and related educational tools and community engagement effort. In each live Men’s Story Project production, diverse men share life stories with an audience with unusual candor- that explore social ideas about masculinity. Topics include family relationships, violence, sexuality, gender identity, HIV and AIDs, personal transformations and intersections with factors including race and ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and religion. The stories collectively celebrate men’s humanity and note costs of dominant notions of manhood. Diverse mediums are employed. Presenters have included celebrities and other opinion leaders, artist, activists, and men who have never spoken publicly. Two of these productions have been filmed to create educational films.
OUT/LOUD is Eugene’s queer and trans women’s performance fest, celebrating the music, poetry, and art of queer women, trans women, non-binary folks, femme identifying people, and AFAB individuals. This year we will be celebrating our 17th anniversary of the festival on May 25th with a diverse performance from locals and out of town artists on the Queer and Trans spectrum.
Thursday, May 25 at 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm is Global Scholars Hall, Great Room 123
Learn more here and go out to support our queer and trans allies!
“Why can masculinity be bad? What is hegemonic masculinity anyways?”
“How do I have privilege? Why do I have it? Don’t we have equality now?”
“How can I get involved personally?”
For any personal or general questions or inquiries that you may have the Men’s Center is here for you. We host an hour a week any member of the community is encouraged to come in with their questions to speak on on one with a Men’s Center staff member.
Hello Community! The ASUO Men’s Center is hiring for the 2016-2017 school year for the following internship / student leadership positions!
Being a student leader staff member and intern at the ASUO Men’s Center is a great way to gain valuable resume building experience in student leadership, event organizing and coordination, skills for cultural competency, facilitating groups and discussions on topics relating to the intersections of healthy and toxic masculinity, social/ racial/ LGBTQIA+ justice, violence prevention, men’s health issues, and more!
Applications are due June 2nd by 5PM. To find the full position descriptions and the position application with supplemental questions, please visit the Men’s Center Orgsync Page
To apply to one or more positions go the Orgsync link above, download the position description and review it, and then complete the “ASUO Men’s Center Internship/ Student Leadership Position Application” electronically, and then submit it before the deadline!
Folks of all genders and identities are encouraged and welcomed to apply! For questions, email the Director, Aaron Porter, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Black Lives Matter: Police Brutality and Ally Awareness Panel
ASUO Men’s Center and Black Male Alliance
May 3rd, 2016: Global Scholars Hall Great Room 7-9pm
Free Coffee, Tea, Cookies, and Brownies will be provided!
The purpose of the “Black Lives Matter: Police Brutality and Ally Awareness” panel is to raise awareness on the B.L.M. movement, and focus on the underrepresented people within the movement while providing information on how potential allies can practice ally behavior. By creating a better understanding of intersecting identities within the B.L.M. movement, we hope that institutional violence can be decreased, prevented, and stopped all together through education, awareness, and community engagement at a local and national level.
The ASUO Men’s Center, in collaboration with the Black Male Alliance, Multicultural Center, Ethnic Studies and other student organizations and departments, will invite experts to present on a panel. As stated above, they will speak on three themes 1) The Black Lives Matter Movement and why it is important, 2) the underrepresentation of black trans/ gender nonconforming, women, and girls lives within the movement, and 3) thoughts and perspectives on how people who don’t identify as black can be effective allies.
Panelists will include: