A Virtual Conversation with Author and Actor Justin Baldoni: University Students Against Rape and Standing Tough Against Rape Society
Justin Baldoni, filmmaker, actor and author, will stream in live for an honest conversation about redefining masculinity and how by challenging traditional roles and traits of masculinity, men will be able to realize their potential as humans and their capacity for connection. You can find out more about Justin’s mission at www.manenough.com.
The event will begin with a conversation between Justin and Standing Tough Against Rape President, Tom Swider using Justin’s books, as a springboard. Man Enough released in 2021 focuses on Justin’s personal journey of how traditional masculinity affected him. In this book he helps us to investigate what it means to be man enough and in the process what it means to be human.
His second book, Boys Will Be Human being released October4, 2022 is a real-talk, self-esteem-building guidebook that helps boys ages 11 and up embrace their feelings and fears instead of repressing them. This book is geared toward middle graders (11+) and their parents, however anyone can benefit from it. This is the perfect social-emotional learning tool for parents and educators to jump-start conversations about masculinity with the boys in their lives.
We will then open it up to questions from attendees.
This event is done in partnership with SafeHouse Center of Washtenaw County, Phi Iota Alpha Latino Fraternity, Panhellenic Peer Educators, Zeta Omega Eta Sorority, and Literati Bookstore.