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Research is clear that men are in crisis, particularly men from underrepresented populations. However, considerable disagreement exists about how to most effectively support men's engagement and development, while maintaining focus on social justice.
The Center for the Study of Masculinities and Men’s Development aims to provide quality scholarship, advocacy, and programming that positively influences college men’s development in a manner congruent with gender equity and social justice.
What? The LGBTQA Resource Center and the Center for the Study of Masculinities and Men's Development will be showing the movie Milk and will host a discussion to follow. Burt Sorkey, a WIU staff member, will share his experiences living in San Francisco at the time of Harvey Milk's death.
When? Tuesday, April 23 rd, 2013
Where? Fox Room, 1st floor of the Union.
Journal of College and University Housing - Special Issue on Promoting the Learning and Development of College Men by Tracy Davis and Shaun Harper
Interview with CSMMD Director Tracy Davis on Tri States Radio - New Center Will Research Men's Issues
Check out our recent Blogs!
My Father's Legacy by Burt Sorkey
"My father always wanted sons, and was fortunate enough to have 3. Unfortunately, he did not know how to communicate with us. I remember when I was little, between the ages of 4 to 6, he took me to the park and tried to play catch with me..."
"When I was in Social Psychology Class in grad school, we talked about gendered environments (perhaps there was social psychology jargon for it, but I think gendered environments speaks clearly). These are environments that are specific to one gender: for women, it might be..."
Gay Separatism (and Evolved Straight Men) by Burt Sorkey
"Back in the 70’s in the rip-roaring-radical town of Berzerkely, CA, I made the acquaintance of a number of women who labeled themselves “Radical Feminist Lesbian Lawyers.” My “in” to the group was a bisexual liberal lawyer who hung with my college roommates..."
Men Writing for V-Day by Burt Sorkey
"When I was in graduate school at IUP about 10 to 12 years ago, the women who put on the Vagina Monologues asked for men to write their own monologue about what the world would look like without violence toward women. Only about 4 of us showed up to the workshop....."
Males in Dresses by Burt Sorkey
"I found an article on MSN.com that showed a man’s willingness to wear a dress in public in support of his young son’s preference for wearing dresses. I was amazed at the father’s sensitivity and willingness to confront conformity for the sake of his child’s identity and integrity....."
Tracy Davis's next book, just published by Routledge and co-edited with Dr. Jason Laker, is entitled Masculinities in Higher Education: Theoretical and Practical Considerations .
CSMMD was recently awarded the Verizon Grant to implement Bystander Intervention Training as well as a social media campaign aimed at sexual assault prevention for men. A check presentation and open house will be announced soon.