The Men’s Project is open to all men without regard to race, sexual orientation, socio-economic class, religion, disability or experience and provides a space for critical self-reflection and dialogue on topics of masculinities, gender construction and identity.
The experience will focus on the examination of societal images, expectations and messages around masculinity to empower men to better understand themselves, promote the advancement of gender equity, and raise consciousness in their communities.
A small cohort of WashU students who identify as men meet to engage in dialogue about men and masculinities. This dialogue begins at an overnight retreat and continues in weekly sessions (two hours a week for six weeks). Participants will explore their own masculinities and critically examine one framework – hegemonic masculinity. Dialogue is supported by two staff or faculty facilitators.