Toxic Masculinity: An Interactive Workshop and Conversation
Through mini-presentations, critical dialogues, and video clips, we will examine the following issues:
I. What is toxic masculinity?
II. Why is it important to examine it under the current sociopolitical climate?
III. Where does it all start and how does it manifest itself?
IV. How does it affect all of us?
V. How can individual and collective changes take place?
This conversation will be facilitated by Ada Cheng, a professor-turned-storyteller, performing artist, and storytelling show producer. She was a tenured professor at DePaul University for 15 years from 2001 to 2016 when she resigned to pursue storytelling and performance full time. During her time at DePaul, she taught subjects on gender, sex, sexuality, masculinity, race/ethnicity, and immigrations.
Ada is the producer and the host of four storytelling shows, including Pour One Out: A Monthly Storytelling Series, Am I Man Enough?: A Storytelling/Podcasting Show, Talk Stories: An Asian American/Asian Diaspora Storytelling Show, and Speaking Truths Series. Ada is a speaker for 2019-2020 Illinois Humanities Road Scholars Speakers Bureau. She is also an adjunct faculty at Dominican University and a teaching artist with Changing Worlds.
This event free. It is open to and inclusive of people of all identities, backgrounds, and experiences. Read/Write Library is wheelchair accessible.