WCU to host workshops for men ...
Western Carolina University will host three workshops titled “Experienced Men Begin Re-Examining Reality” beginning Jan. 24.
The series is intended to help participants redefine men and the world view of masculinity and manhood and to address topics such as media, body image, family and sexual assault.
• The workshop “Chivalry: Dead or Alive?” will be held at 5 p.m. on Jan. 24 and focus on relationships from a male perspective and how men feel about the role of chivalry in dating.
• Luke Heller, a graduate student in the social work department, will discuss men’s roles in ending violence against women in the 6 p.m. workshop “V-Men: Taking a Stand Against Violence.” The Feb. 7 event will kick off “V-week,” which is the week preceding WCU’s annual production of “The Vagina Monologues.”
• The group will examine how men view women as sexualized objects in the workshop “Gazing Dreamworlds: Men and the Media Part 2” at 5 p.m., March 13.
All workshops are free and open to the public and will be held in Multipurpose Room A of A.K. Hinds University Center.
... and workshops for women
Western Carolina University is sponsoring a series of “Growth and Learning Opportunities for Women” workshops beginning Jan. 25.
The series, which is free and open to the public, seeks to enhance knowledge of key women’s issues and topics ranging from communication and red flags in romantic relationships, a healthy mind and body and media stereotypes.
• Jan. 25 – “How Perfect Is Perfect?” The workshop will feature discussion on the pressure society puts on women to be perfect, and how those pressures affect them.
• Feb. 22 – “Mall Madness: The Curse of the Fitting Room Mirror.” Held as part of Love Your Body Week, the workshop will empower women to love their bodies and not be afraid of what they see in the mirror.
• March 21 – “Designing Your Own Superhero.” Scheduled to take place during Women’s History Month, the workshop will prompt participants to look at the power within themselves and learn how to be superheroes using their own voices.
Workshops will be held at 5 p.m. in Multipurpose Room A in A.K. Hinds University Center.