Through creating a supportive peer environment, we can begin to deconstruct restrictive notions of masculinity that keep ourselves and others boxed into prescribed ideas of what it means to "be a man".
Men in the Movement is an opportunity to begin the process of reconstruction. To discover ways to be men that promote strong relationships, allow for a full expression of who we are, and challenge all forms of violence.
The driving concept for Men in the Movement is that men on campus have a stake in addressing all forms of violence, especially gender-based violence.
A group of CSU undergrad men meet up on once a week to discuss various topics that relate to masculinity, gender socialization, interpersonal violence prevention, healthy relationships, and gender and sexual politics. The goal of Men in the Movement is to allow men to develop community through engaging with the issues that most men rarely talk about.
Upon solid foundations, Men in the Movement hopes to be a platform for CSU men to support existing anti-gender violence initiatives, address incidents of violence, and encourage other men to do the same.
Every three weeks, these sessions are opened up to anyone who wants to grow and expand their understandings of the given topic for the evening. For a list of "open sessions" see the "Upcoming Events" page.
Men in the Movement is based out of Colorado State University's Women and Gender Advocacy Center (WGAC).