Men and Masculinity Week

Decoding Gender

The purpose of Masculinity Week is to give all students, faculty and staff the opportunity to learn new perspectives about issues that pertain to behaviors and roles generally associated with boys and men, masculinity, and/or male identities. The goal is to explore, broaded and challenge the definitions and expectations of masculinity.


October 24th

DECODING GENDER KICK-OFF

11:00am – 1:00pm
Tabling Event –Student Center South Entrance – Back Entrance near the food court

Join us for an interactive discussion on Masculinity, information on the week’s events, prizes, T-shirts, and more.

SPORTS AND MASCULINITY DISCUSSION

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Honors Commons in the Library

A discussion on sports and masculinity that will explore issues of gender, race, and sexuality within a society that often regards athletes as the manliest of men (and women). African American Studies.


October 26th

MALE SURVIVORS DISCUSSION

Wellness Center

A facilitated discussion around the topics of male survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Learn more about myths, barriers, and pathways for improvement. UH Wellness and Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity.


October 27th

HIP HOP AND MASCULINITY TALK

1:00pm – 2:15pm
Rockwell Pavilion at the MD Anderson Library

A conversation about Hip Hop and Masculinity with Dr. Mark Anthony Neal of Duke University and Dr. Anthony B. Pinn of Rice University. Along with the talk, a pop-up exhibit of photographs from the Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker Houston Rap Collection will be on display with an introduction to the Hip Hop Collection by archivist Julie Grob. University of Houston Libraries and UH Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program.

“THE DEVIL WANNA PUT ME IN A BOW-TIE”. NEGOTIATING BLACK MASCULINITY IN AMERICA FEATURING DR. MARK ANTHONY NEAL

5:30pm Reception, 6:30pm Lecture
Student Center Theater

Mark Anthony Neal is a Professor of African & African American Studies, and the founding director of the Center for Arts, Digital Culture and Entrepreneurship at Duke University –where he o_ers courses on Black Masculinity, Popular Culture, and Digital Humanities. College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, UH Center for Diversity and Inclusion, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program.

Coordinated by African American Studies | The Center for Diversity and Inclusion | Houston Area Women’s Center | UH LGBTQ Resource Center | UH Libraries | UH Wellness | UH Women and Gender Resource Center | Women's Gender & Sexuality Studies Program