Get Connected - Join the Conversation - Support Gender Equity and Violence Prevention
With support and leadership from our campus partners, the UNC Men's Project seeks to foster conversation and action year-round at UNC Chapel Hill to promote a healthier, more equitable, and safer campus for all students, faculty, staff, and community members.
Campus Coffee Conversations
Campus Coffee Conversations is a monthly discussion series, presented by the Carolina Women's Center and UNC Men's Project, dedicated to fostering informative, insightful, and engaging conversation about gender equity and violence prevention efforts at UNC. All events are free, provide snacks for participants, and open to the public.
Previous conversations have focused on a variety of topics including: Masculinity, Privilege, and "Men's Rights Groups," The Intersection of Gender and Race, Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention, Relationship Violence Awareness and Prevention, Trigger Warnings, Microaggressions, and "Political Correctness."
Fall 2016 Semester Conversation Dates: September 13, October 11, and November TBD from 5:15 pm to 6:30 pm.
Relationship Violence Awareness Month
In collaboration with a large collection of UNC departments and student organizations, the Men's Project works to promote education and action about relationship violence each year during Relationship Violence Awareness Month (RVAM) in October.
In collaboration with the Carolina Women's Center, the LGBTQ Center, and a host of other UNC departments and student groups, the Men's Project works to promote awareness, critical conversation, and action surrounding gender equity and violence prevention each year during Gender Week in March.
Sexual Assault Awareness Month
In collaboration with a large collection of UNC departments and student organizations, the Men's Project works to promote education and action about sexual violence each year during Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) in April.
Follow On Projects
As part of their year-long experience, participants pledge to continue their personal education in gender equity and violence prevention by contributing to their community in a positive way by utilizing the knowledge and experience gained from the Men’s Project. During their 10-week cohort experience, sach participant outlines a specific plan of action and accountability for their own personal "follow on project." Follow-on projects range from becoming a peer educator to creating a mini-documentary film, from joining and supporting an existing gender equity group on campus to developing a plan to increase bystander intervention practices in ones social circle.
Engaging Middle School Youth
Thanks to the leadership and guidance of the Chatham County Family Violence and Rape Crisis Center, participants from the UNC Men's Project had the opportunity to work with middle school male-identified students in "Healthy Masculinity" clubs at various Chatham Country schools in 2014 & 2015. These clubs provide a powerful opportunity for young men to learn about gender equity, masculinities, and violence prevention from professional staff and college mentors alike.