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? What is masculinity? These question are rarely asked and even more rarely discussed—especially by men. ManTalks is a bi-weekly dialogue on men and masculinities that invites participation for people of all gender identities (cis, trans, genderqueer, non-binary, etc.) to examine masculinities and their intersections. Topics have included: ending violence against women and femmes, emotional and physical health/well-being, self-care, cis privilege and trans allyship, intersectional feminisms, racialized masculinities, sexuality, consent and healthy relationships, deconstructing the gender binary, parenting, and more! ManTalks began in 2013 as a collaboration between the Counseling Center Paraprofessionals and the Women's Resources Center. Dates and times for 2017-2018 ManTalks programming will be available soon. For more information on ManTalks, contact the Women's Resources Center.

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