Of 'Masc' & Masks

Exploring Queer Masculinities

Of ‘Masc’ & Masks: Exploring Queer Masculinities is a discussion based initiative which engages students who identify as men and masculine of neutral and are interested in exploring, challenging, and growing around their experiences of masculinity. This queer masculinities initiative invites students to explore and develop their own cognition and emotional intelligence through a framework rooted in racial justice and class analysis. Through bi-weekly gatherings, we will come together to discuss issues and concepts relevant to our own collective journeys and seek avenues for transformation and empowerment. This opportunity is a program within the Tagliabue Initiative for LGBTQ Life and participants will be part of the inaugural cohort of Out For Change Fellows. The Out For Change Fellowship honors the Center’s history and the student led Out for Change campaign from Fall, 2007 that led to the formation of the Center. Participants who successfully complete the full program will receive a certificate and special recognition at Lavender Graduation acknowledging their successful completion of the Fellowship. Additionally, Fellows will be invited to a special end of year dinner with senior administrators.

This initiative will run across the academic year and bring together 12 students for six facilitated and informed discussions across the Fall Semester. Through shared readings and progressive dialogue we hope to provide a holding space for participants to develop their own knowledge about masculinity and, in the context of their own experiences, identify pathways forward. In the Spring semester, participants will use the knowledge gained to create their own service leadership projects on campus and the larger DC community.

Fall Semester

  • 6 Bi-weekly Group Meetings
  • 1 on 1 Bi-weekly Meetings

Spring Semester

  • Service Leadership Projects
  • Workshops on Campus

The cohort will be facilitated primarily by Julian Haas (LGBTQ Resource Center) and Jameel Braddock (Office of Residential Living) with guest facilitators joining throughout the semester.

For more information about the initiative, please contact lgbtq@georgetown.edu.