Carolina Men Care is having so many awesome events this month for Relationship Violence Awareness Month!
Starting on this week, there will be several events going on:
1. Join Carolina Men Care on October 9, 10, 11, 15, 16 in the Pit to see 10 ways men can prevent interpersonal violence, pledge against IPV, and tell us why you care and get your picture taken!
2. October 9th: “Partners of Survivors” workshop in Hamilton 15 from 5-7 pm
Come out to discuss the specific issues and emotions faced by male-identified individuals who are/have been intimate partners of survivors of sexual assault or relationship abuse.
3. October 10th: “Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” Stone Center Multipurpose Room 5-6:45 pm
This is a documentary that examines representations of gender roles in hip-hop and rap music (explores issues of homophobia, masculinity, sexism, and violence in today’s hip-hop culture)
4. October 15th: “Men Against Relationship Violence: What It Means to be a Male Ally” in Dey 204 6:30-8 pm
Relationship violence is sometimes mislabeled as a women’s issue (implying men have nothing to do with it). But, any man who has a mother, girlfriend, or sister has something real to worry about. Moreover, men play a role in their relationships to women and society, and this role can relate to violence, even if not directly. This discussion will cover the basics of violence, the role men play in it, and focus on how to talk to the men in your life on what they can do to combat relationship violence.
5. October 16th: Dr. Jackson Katz lecture 7 pm in the Union Great Hall (non-ticketed, free)
Dr. Katz is one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists recognized all around the world for his role in the field of gender violence prevention education, as well as the founder of several programs and organizations to combat gender violence in college athletics, the US Marine Corps, high schools, etc. He has written several books and does speaking tours at colleges around the United States.