- September 1, 2021 - 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Meditations on Masculinities and Love
This program provides the space for racialized folks who identify as men and non-binary to explore topics surrounding masculinities, in a conversation guided by artist and community leader Anthony Gebrehiwot. The program looks to bell hooks’ text The Will to Change: Men, Masculinity, and Love and Gebrehiwot’s exhibition From Boys to Men: The Road to Healing as starting points to talk about masculinities as they relate to family, childhood, mental health, sexuality, and love. Meditations on Masculinities and Love hopes to offer an opportunity for participants to express themselves, share their lived experiences, and create a sense of community.
A continuation of a program offered earlier this year, Meditations on Masculinities and Love has been expanded into a six-month program, with conversations happening the first Wednesday of every month from April - September 2021. Participants are welcome to register for one session, all six sessions, or anything in between.
April: inner child / May: parenthood / June: self-worth / July: dealing with feelings / August: healing through integrity
The last session in September will be open to everyone, not geared specifically to racialized folks who identify as men or non-binary, and will focus on loving yourself, and letting love in.
Registration will be limited, in order to create a sense of intimacy and a safe space for learning conversations to occur.
About the Artist
Anthony Gebrehiwot is a passionate photographer and community leader, whose creative lens re-visions photography as an ongoing dialogue of social change between subject and society. Gebrehiwot seeks to communicate without language in an intimate and vulnerable way. Through photography, he portrays the vocabulary of race, masculinity, history, perception, and vulnerability.