[EDEQUITY] Nov. 16 Discussion on Masculinities

From: sflansburg@edc.org
Date: Thu Nov 09 2000 - 16:47:14 EST

Taking Back the Dialogue Around Gender and Masculinity

What does gender equity mean for boys and men? Do advances for women and
girls translate into losses for males? What does it mean to be a man in
today's society and how can we work positively on masculinity issues?
Popular culture seems to pit the sexes against one another, ignoring a body
of research developed over more than 25 years showing that gender equity
works for both males and females.

The Gender and Diversities Institute is pleased to announce an upcoming
event that will build on what we already know and challenge us to move
ahead. "Masculinities: Taking Back the Dialogue Around Gender and Males"
will feature both nationally recognized experts and representatives of
innovative local programs, all of whom have contributed to a critical and
positive approach to examining the meaning of gender to men and boys.
Panelists will include the following:

* Craig Flood, consultant on educational equity issues nationally
* Susan R. Shaffer, Deputy Director of The Mid-Atlantic Equity Center
     and co-author of Why Boys Don't Talk and Why We Care
* Anthony Rhodes, Gender in the Media: Fact or Fiction?, Fenway High
* Mark Green, Director of Training and Academic Programs, EMERGE

Join us on Thursday, November 16, at 3:30 p.m., for an invigorating panel
discussion with a reception following to launch the Gender and Diversities
Institute. Location: Education Development Center's conference room at
57A Chapel Street, Newton, MA. For more information, please contact Ambika
Kapur or Katherine Hanson at 617-969-7100.

The Gender and Diversities Institute is housed at the Center for Education,
Employment, and Community at Education Development Center, Inc. The
institute works nationally and internationally to promote gender equitable
education that embraces and builds on diversities in race and ethnicity,
social class, language, ability, sexual orientation, and geographic


Sundra Flansbury
Project Director
WEEA Equity Resource Center

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