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Masculinity Dialogues

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Community dialogues about healthy masculinity – creating safe spaces where positive masculinity is discussed, understood and promoted.

Australian archeologist Peter McAllister said: "I have a strong feeling that masculinity is in crisis. Men are really searching for a role in modern society; the things we used to do aren't in much demand anymore."

The many patriarchal historical constructions of society that are in flux have created a society where any one-size conception of masculinity is thrown into the open. Recent studies have shown men to have lower college attendance and performance, career readiness and increased mental health issues. I would like to work with men to create in-person community dialogues around the theme of healthy masculinities. The aim is to get a group of 30 men of ages 16-and-up from various backgrounds into a 3-hour long dialogue with a mix of activities that allows them to get to know one another in a space safe enough to share some of their vulnerabilities and learn to hold space for one another.

What would you  do with $3,000?

Up to $30,000* is available to fund SFU students who want to work with community partners to create meaningful impact.

Maybe you’re working on an existing idea for a class you’re taking, through a student club or another organization, or maybe you just have an amazing idea that keeps you up at night.... Whatever it is, we want to hear from you!

Start the process now by registering today – all you need is your passion and an idea. 

* Award amounts subject to change