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Our goal is to engage our community in unpacking how we are all impacted by masculinities. Through facilitated critical dialogue and action, our community will create a more equitable campus community and society.

The purpose of the Masculinities Project is to address issues of gender inequity, the pervasiveness of gender violence present on campus, and the nature of patriarchal oppression. However, this culture of inequity also exists outside the realms of NC State University. The Masculinities Project is one way to acknowledge and work towards catalyzing a culture of change. Our main goal is to engage our community in unpacking how we are all impacted by masculinities. Through facilitated critical dialogue and action, our community will create a more equitable campus community and society.

Participants will increase their knowledge base surrounding issues of gender, equity and social justice

  • Participants will examine the manifestation of masculinities across cultures
  • Participants will learn how to identify systemic oppression that perpetuates gender violence
  • Participants will learn to deconstruct social norms around masculinities
  • Participants will learn to build a sense of community by promoting positive social norms around gender and equity



August 24th: KOD Listening Party
Join the Women’s Center for a a listening party for J. Cole’s 2018 album “KOD”
Snacks and refreshments will be served while we listen to and discuss the themes featured in KOD including Black Masculinity, drug use in the Black Community and connections with Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow.

September 12: Lies I was Told: The Social Construction of Masculinity
The Women’s Center and the GLBT Center will host an interactive discussion to acknowledge how we are all impacted by masculinities. The conversation will take place as a panel discussion. These panelists will be addressing the constructions, manifestations, and intersections of masculinity. Join us in our conversation for community, critical dialogue, and intentional questioning of the socialization of masculinity.

October 10: “What’s Love Got to do With It?” Film Screening
Join the Women’s Center in recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month for our screening of What’s Love Got to Do With It. We will host a panel discussion addressing how Tina Turner navigated the spaces she occupied throughout the film in relation to intimate partner violence, the intersections of power, and the institution of capitalism. We will use an intersectional approach to address the complex nature of domestic violence. Trigger Warning: This film contains graphic depictions of violence, including domestic abuse, rape, strangulation, and suicidal ideation. Counselors will be available on-site.


The purpose of this cohort is for students to come together and have critical discussions regarding the role masculinities play in our lives and their impact on promoting a gender equitable society.  The cohort will meet every other Thursday beginning January 10th from 6:00 – 7:30 pm in the NC State Women’s Center located in Talley. The last cohort meeting will be April 25th.

The Masculinities Project Cohort information sessions
Please join us in the Women’s Center as we host an information session to talk about our upcoming pilot cohort The Masculinities Project. This information session will discuss the mission and desired outcomes for the cohort, topics of discussion throughout the Spring semester, and how to apply.

OCTOBER 25 | 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. | Talley 5210
NOVEMBER 1 | 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Talley 5210

Applications will be open beginning November 1st at 8:00 am and will close November 20th at 11:59 pm. Decisions will be sent out on December 3rd.

For questions or to learn more, please contact Carlyn Wright- Eakes.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. For more information, please contact The Women's Center at 919.515.2012.