Healthy Masculinity Conversations


The Healthy Masculinity Conversations provide communities with the space and opportunity for critical, constructive, and contemplative dialogue around our individual and shared understandings of healthy and unhealthy masculinity.

Based on an innovative format using storytelling to spark conversations, the Healthy Masculinity Conversations create an opportunity to raise the visibility of healthy masculinity across a community and is a natural evolution of Men Can Stop Rape's work as a leader in the area of mobilizing men against gender-based violence. Participants will hear powerful personal narratives from a set of storytellers before coming together to engage in a guided discussion of how unhealthy and healthy masculinity affects men and women’s lives.

Furthermore, participants have the opportunity to engage in shared conversation that not only helps to advance prosocial community norms related to masculinity but also develops a shared understanding of what healthy masculinity means for the community. The event can be held for men only, or can include every gender.

A few places that have held Masculinity Conversations are:

Juniata College

Kent State University

Kutztown University

Mount Saint Mary College

North Carolina Central University

Passaic County Community College

St. Louis University

To read the full list please click here.

 Email MSCR to learn about hosting a Healthy Masculinity Conversation in your community.