Escape

Men’s Circle

 

Men’s Circle is open to all men and masculine-identified people on campus and is held on the second Thursday of each month from 6:30-8:30pm. It is a welcoming, non-judgmental and non-shaming space for facilitated reflection and discussion. We will be:

  •         Sharing lived experiences
  •         Working on issues of accountability, boundaries, and consent-violations
  •         Thinking about allyship and power
  •         Practicing listening and communication

This group is facilitated by Sacha Médiné, a registered counsellor with a practice in Vancouver, and Cormac O’Dwyer, the coordinator of the Healthier Masculinities Program. Men’s Circle is a space to ask questions, self-reflect, unpack how our masculinity impacts our behaviour and relationships, and ask for help.

This is a space created by men, for men. We will be holding each other accountable to the anti-colonial, anti-oppressive, and intersectional feminist 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 a men’s rights group.

 

Men’s Circle meets from 6:30-8:30pm on the second Thursday of each month:  

October 12th – Neville Scarfe Building, room 210

November 9th – Neville Scarfe Building, room 210

December 14th – TBA

January 11th – Neville Scarfe Building, room 204A

February 8th – Neville Scarfe Building, room 204A

March 8th – Neville Scarfe Building, room 204A

April 12th – TBA

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.