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In this time of the #MeToo movement and expanding viewpoints on gender, the very idea of what it means to be a man or manly is under scrutiny. Dr. Ada Cheng, storyteller and former tenured DePaul University sociology professor, welcomes this discussion.
On the evening of Sept. 25, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., Dr. Cheng will lead an interactive event entitled “Re-Envisioning Masculinity: An Interactive Workshop and Conversation about Toxic Masculinity.” The event will include mini-presentations, critical dialogues and video clips.
Topics will include “What is toxic masculinity?” “Why is it important to examine it under the current sociopolitical climate?” “Where does it all start and how does it manifest itself?” “How does it affect all of us?” “How can individual and collective changes take place?”
Dr. Cheng resigned her position at DePaul to pursue story-telling and performance full time. She is currently the Education and Outreach Specialist with Campus Advocacy Network at the Women’s Leadership and Resource Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
The workshop will take place on Sept. 25 in the Community Meeting Room at the Main Library, 1703 Orrington Ave. All are welcome; registration is not required.