february, 2020

23feb2:00 pm- 4:00 pmCollective and Reflective Discussion on Gender and Male Entitlement2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Richmond

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Event Details

These activist reflective discussions and are primarily for people who identify as male to examine and explore how male privilege and entitled (unconscious) thinking and behaviours can get enacted in our home lives, our work, our relationships and to discuss how male sexism shapes our values and belief systems.

This activist and reflective practice space has been occurring since 2017 after a number of Men’s Behaviour Change Practitioners sought to examine how gender, masculinity, male privilege and entitlement are understood in the highly gendered anti-male violence work. By discussing and exploring male privilege and entitlement, we can work to prevent it from reinforcing harmful gender and power-based messages in our work and private lives with the women we love and care about. These conversations can be complex and require ongoing supportive spaces like these for men to discuss gender in a way that is purposeful, mobilising and informed by feminist and anti-oppressive ideas. Practitioners from various sectors have reported that their practice and gender politics have been enhanced as a result of regularly attending these reflective practice sessions.

This is not a men’s only space. People of all genders are encouraged to come along to observe or participate (in any way that they feel comfortable).

RSVP is essential. Contact Anthony Lekkas Ph: 0405 655 561 or anthony.lekkas@thorrneharbour.org.

Anthony Lekkas is a Counsellor/Family Violence Specialist working at Thorne Harbour Health.

Time

(Sunday) 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Organizer

Anthony Lekkas