Men & Masculinities Programming

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Sexual misconduct is often known as violence against women, but the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign recognizes that people of all genders can be impacted by sexual misconduct. It is crucial to engage all populations in prevention work, and Illinois has specific programs tailored to engaging men in this important cause.


What defines a man? This question is rarely asked and even more rarely discussed—especially by men. ManTalks is an opportunity to discuss men's issues in today's society. Each talk will be an open conversation about a different topic concerning the development of men and the role that society plays in manhood. From how work defines us to sharing our emotions, ManTalks looks to examine how men are able to be who they want to be. Come join the conversation about men, with men, in an environment that hopes to challenge the status quo and push the boundaries of what a man "really" is. ManTalks began as a collaboration between the Counseling Center Paraprofessionals and the Women's Resources Center. It premiered in spring 2013; during 2014-2015, ManTalks took place every 1st and 3rd Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 pm at the WRC. For more information on ManTalks, contact lead facilitator Josh Stabinsky.

Men of Impact

Men of Impact is a student organization that is dedicated to servicing the needs of Black men. We address the needs and concerns facing Black men in our community, via education and enlightening activities. Our primary goal is to equip Black men with the necessary tools to overcome the social stigmas facing them in society today. Men of Impact also strives to engage the African American community at Illinois and the greater Urbana-Champaign community through programming and volunteering efforts. For more information, contact