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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.