Men’s Circle is open to all men and masculine-identified people on campus. 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 specifically to talk about masculinity and manhood, both the privileges it bestows and the restrictions it imposes. 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.
The Men’s Circle will meet in Room 2514 in the AMS Student Nest. Join us from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, every second Tuesday in UBC’s Fall semester and every second Wednesday in the Winter-Spring semester. The Men’s Circle does not currently run during the Summer.
Whether you’re able to make all of these dates or just drop by for one, we’d be happy to have you.
The full list of 2019-2020 dates is below.
>> Tuesday, October 8th (open house and planning meeting, open to all)
>> Tuesday, October 22nd
>> Tuesday, November 5th
>> Tuesday, November 19th
>> Tuesday, December 3rd
>> Wednesday, January 15th
>> Wednesday, January 29th
>> Wednesday, February 12th
>> Wednesday, February 26th
>> Wednesday, March 11th
>> Wednesday, March 25th
>> Wednesday, April 8th
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com to find out more about other resources we can provide.