As campus leaders, we know that Carolina students want to make the Carolina community a safer place! We know that anyone regardless of race, gender identity, gender expression, class, sexual orientation, etc can be AMAZING allies against interpersonal violence like relationship violence, sexual assault and stalking. These FOUR events are geared but not limited to male identified folks to educate about relationship violence and advocate that men can be great allies in risky, potentially violence situations.
This Campaign ranges the week before fall break – from October 9 – October 16th as a part of Relationship Violence Awareness Month.
Rise Up. Be an ally. We know that CAROLINA MEN CARE.
Carolina Men Care Events:
Join us in the PIT on October 9, 10, 11, 15, & 16 to see 10 Ways Men can prevent interpersonal violence, pledge against IPV, tell us why YOU care and get your picture made! And come to the following events:
October 9th “Partners of Survivors” in Hamilton 15 from 5-7
Check out our video at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RBw5GlecyQ. Are any of these feelings familiar to you or someone you know? Do you just want to learn more about secondary survivorship and healthy relationships? If so, you should come out to Carolina Men Care campaign’s workshop
Check out “Partners of Survivors,” to discuss the specific issues and emotions faced by male-identified individuals who are or have been intimate partners of survivors of sexual assault and relationship abuse.
October 10th Pledge Signing in the UNC Hospitals
The original Carolina Men Care Campaign, The Beacon Child and Family Program invites all men from UNC Health Care to the UNC Hospital’s Children’s Lobby on Wednesday, October 10th from 10am – 2pm or at http://www.med.unc.edu/beacon/carolina-men-care to sign a pledge to stand up and speak out against family violence. We welcome everyone to come out in support of this campaign in which men say that abuse is wrong and there are other ways of acting.
October 10th “Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes” Stone Center, Hitchcock Multipurpose Room from 5:00 -6:45
HIP-HOP: BEYOND BEATS AND RHYMES is a riveting documentary that examines representations of gender roles in hip-hop and rap music through the lens of filmmaker Byron Hurt, a former college quarterback turned activist. Conceived as a “loving critique” from a self-proclaimed “hip-hop head,” Hurt examines issues of masculinity, sexism, violence and homophobia in today’s hip-hop culture. Following the documentary there will be either a panel discussion or performance.
October 15th, “Men Against Relationship Violence: What It Means to Be a Male Ally” in Dey 204 at 6:30 -8
Relationship violence is sometimes mislabeled as a women’s issue, implying men have nothing to worry about. But any man that has a mother, girlfriend or sister has something very real to worry about. Moreover, men play a role in their relationships to women and society at large, and this role can relate to relationship violence, even if not directly. This is precisely why some men care about relationship violence, but it isn’t always easy to explain why all men should, especially in today’s social climate. This 90-minute interactive discussion will cover the basics of relationship violence, explore what role men play both directly and indirectly, and focus on how to talk to the men in your life about what they can do to help combat relationship violence and apathy towards relationship violence.
October 16th Dr. Jackson Katz 7pm in the Great Hall
The doors open at 6:30. The event is not ticketed, free. Dr. Jackson Katz is one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists. An educator, author, filmmaker, and cultural theorist, he is internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work in the field of gender violence prevention education and critical media literacy. He is the co-founder of the Mentors In Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading gender violence prevention initiative in professional and college athletics. He is the director of the first worldwide domestic and sexual violence prevent
ion program in the United States Marine Corps. He is also the creator and co-creator of educational videos for college and high school students, including Tough Guise: Violence, Media, and the Crisis in Masculinity (2000), Wrestling With Manhood (2002) and Spin the Bottle: Sex, Lies and Alcohol (2004). His book, The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, was published by Sourcebooks in 2006.