White Ribbon workshop - Toxic Masculinity and the unpacking of so-called “bro-culture”
As part of the Sexual Violence Awareness Week, now called re:SHAPE - Huron is hosting a number of events, including a workshop by White Ribbon. Since 1991, men have worn white ribbons as a pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls. David Garzon, the Community Engagement Manager at White Ribbon, will be running a White Ribbon Workshop at Huron on Thursday, January 23, in the Great Hall from 1:30 – 2:30, on the subject of Toxic Masculinity and the unpacking of so-called “bro-culture”. White Ribbon workshops aim to create a safe space for participants and begin with the acknowledgement that gender-based violence affects everyone, including male-identified individuals, but that women and girls (including transgender women and girls) are disproportionately and severely impacted by men’s violence. Participants are encouraged to share their views, experiences, and insights on gender-based violence, with the goal of promoting positive pathways for male-identified individuals to work towards ending gender-based violence.
We are encouraging all students, staff and faculty to attend, but are stressing the importance of having male-identified participants in particular. Too often the onus is on women to avoid male violence; White Ribbon aims to place the responsibility on men to stop it.