An empowering opportunity for male and masculine-identified students to join in dialogue and connect with each other is launching tonight.
Founded in 2011, OSU Men’s Development and Engagement is a group that was created to support male and masculine-identifying students working through their experiences with masculinity in society and on campus. OSU Men’s Development and Engagement works to create open dialogues about masculinity and to create a positive atmosphere and environment for masculinity norms and issues to be discussed. Their mission is to promote positive gender identities with the hopes of creating a safer, more inclusive atmosphere for all. This guiding vision has led to the creation of meetings with the intention of drawing in even more students to the group’s discussions and development workshops.
The group will be hosting monthly meetings — Calling All Men In — and all males and masculine-identified individuals are welcome to bring their experiences and thoughts to the events. The first meeting takes place Oct. 22 from 5:30–7 p.m. in the Lonnie B. Harris Black Cultural Center. The next scheduled meeting is for November