Join Men in the Movement for three amazing events this summer! Men in the Movement (MITM) is an open discussion series that focuses on men’s responsibility in the anti-rape movement. Our discussions are focused on a variety of elements related to masculinity and styled in a casual and engaging format. The discussions create space for internal reflection as well as external activism. RVA is a victim-centered organization and so we ask that perpetrators of violence please contact us for referrals rather than attend the discussion. Folks of all genders are welcome to attend.
Tuesday, June 20th from 6:00-8:00pm
In partnership with Apna Ghar, MITM presents: Crown, Clown, or Down for the Revolution: Asian-American Masculinity & the Fight Against Gender-based Violence. This event will be held at Asian Americans Advancing Justice Chicago (4753 N Broadway St, Room 522). From Aziz Ansari to George Takei, how is Asian-American Masculinity portrayed, learned, and performed? For men in Asian immigrant communities, how does this effect the way they treat women, or each other? Join MITM and Apna Ghar as we explore the nuances of gender-based violence, concepts of Asian-American masculinity, and where we go from here.
Wednesday, July 19th from 6:00-8:00pm
MITM presents: Colonialism & White Masculinity. This event will be held at RVA (180 N Michigan Ave, Suite 610). Join RVA as we discuss how Imperialism has shaped contemporary white masculinity. What power dynamics play out in the professional world? Between friends? Whose values are privileged? Most of all, why can’t we talk about them?
Tuesday, August 8th from 6:00-8:00pm
MITM welcomes Kyra Jones for: Restorative Justice in the African-American Community. This event will be held at RVA (180 N Michigan Ave, Suite 610). Kyra Jones joins Men in the Movement for a discussion about Restorative Justice practices for sexual assault within the African-American community. For many Black Americans, the Criminal Justice system is often not a successful way to achieve justice. So what are the alternatives? Join us for a discussion with Kyra Jones about what a Restorative Justice process can look like for sexual assault, the intersection with race, and where options for survivors are going in the future.
Snacks and refreshment will be served. Wheelchair accessible.