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You, Me, Humanity

"Designed to provide a space for men and boys to explore their identity."

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Workshop

This three-part programme is designed to provide a space for men and boys to explore their identity, and discuss and debate the often rigid gender norms, stereotypes and expectations on men and boys, taking into account differences culturally, religiously, historically and how these might impact our attitudes and behaviours.

This work has come about due to a recent rise in men’s prejudice and violence against women. We want to challenge that whilst celebrating that maleness and masculinity can be and are so much more than this.

NOTE: This work is recommended as a three-part programme for men and boys, but it can be adapted and delivered as a one off 60-90 minute session involving creative debate and discussion and role play activities to explore the themes in general. It can also be tailored to mixed groups.

If booked in full, as a space for men and boys, it also includes the viewing of one of Odd Art’s professional theatre performances exploring the harmful impact of social media influencers who promote prejudice towards women and girls and the LGBTQ+ community.

* You, Me & Humanity theatre performance, written by Barney Thompson.

Aims

To provide a space for men and boys to explore their identity, reflecting on what it means ‘to be a man’ in today’s world

Discuss and debate the often rigid gender norms, stereotypes and expectations on men and boys, taking into account differences culturally, religiously, historically etc.

Consider the added effect of online social media influencers who promote prejudice towards women and girls and the LGBTQ+ community, with a focus on digital literacy

Explore positive ideas around masculinity and maleness, and support participants to develop more compassion with themselves and others, and in turn cultivate healthier relationships built on mutual respect and equity

Logistics

Each programme can be tailored and adapted to the needs of the establishment and participants:

The workshop is 60 to 90 minutes long

The full three part programme can be delivered across 3 x separate sessions or condensed into 2 x longer ones

This workshop is suitable for year 6’s upward (the work would change accordingly dependent on the age)

Costs

Costs depend on:

Format and duration of the workshops

Additional / specific requirements of partner

Location / travel / accommodation needs

Number of preparatory meetings required

Requests for additional staff

Number of actors and facilitators

Usually between £650 and £1,100 per session and £880 and £1,600 per full day. All costs include lead facilitators, actors and evaluation.

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We deliver FREE workshops at our base in Moss Side Powerhouse. We welcome and support young carers, and participants with additional needs.

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