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Men’s Circle

 

Men’s Circle is open to all men and masculine-identified people on campus and is held twice a month on Tuesdays and Thursdays  from 6:00-7:30pm. It is a welcoming, non-judgmental and non-shaming space for facilitated reflection and discussion. We will be:

  •         Sharing lived experiences, struggles, successes, and thoughts
  •         Working on issues of accountability and growth
  •         Thinking about allyship and power
  •         Practicing listening and communication
  •         Sharing food!

This group is co-facilitated by Alex Dauncey, the coordinator of the Healthier Masculinities Program, and Ryan Avola, iGuy educator. Men’s Circle is a space to ask questions, seek support, self-reflect, and unpack how our masculinity impacts our behaviour and relationships.

This is a space created by men, for men. We will be holding each other accountable to the anti-oppressive framework of the Healthier Masculinities Program, and to the women and non-male identified people in our community. Men’s Circle is trans-inclusive and welcomes anyone who self-identifies as masculine.

Men’s Circle is not an MRA/anti-feminist group.


Men’s Circle meets from 6:00-7:30pm on the following dates

Unless otherwise indicated, sessions will take place in Life 17, in the basement of the Old SUB/Life Building (click HERE for a map).

 

  • Tuesday, October 16th
  • Thursday, November 8th
    • NOTE: This session will be in room 2514 of the AMS Student Nest
  • Tuesday, November 20th
  • Thursday, January 17th
  • Tuesday, January 22nd
  • Tuesday, Feb 12th
  • Tuesday, Feb 26th
  • Thursday, Mar 14th
  • Tuesday, Mar 19th

 


Men’s Circle is free, and no registration is necessary. Drop-ins are always welcome, but we encourage you to fill out the short form below.

If you are interested in attending Men’s Circle, please fill out the form below. Information shared in this form is confidential and will only be accessed by Men’s Circle facilitators and SASC staff to help inform Men’s Circle planning. You are not required to submit this form before attending Men’s Circle. If you would like more information about Men’s Circle or the Healthier Masculinities Program, please email us at sascmasculinites@ams.ubc.ca   

If you do not feel comfortable or safe coming to Men’s Circle but would still like to explore issues around accountability, boundaries and consent, please contact sascmasculinites@ams.ubc.ca to find out more about one-on-one counselling and other resources we can provide.