The Masculinities Project was launched this year by Respectful Communities. It was created to engage men and gender diverse students in gender-based violence (GBV) prevention. The central component of the project was an intensive ‘mobiliser’ program which involved weekly intensive workshops (15 hours total) for a small number of men and gender diverse students. These students engaged in discussions to break down dominant masculine norms and were provided with the knowledge and skills to walk alongside women and the LGBTIQ+ community to promote gender-equitable communities and prevent GBV.
This event is an opportunity for everyone to engage in meaningful discussion about engaging university men in the promotion of gender equitable communities and the prevention of GBV. To facilitate this important discussion, there will be 2 guest speakers presenting who will later be a part of a Q&A panel alongside program participants and facilitators.
Dr Shane Tas, the Senior Policy Advisor (Masculinities) at Our Watch. Dr Tas recently published Men in Focus, an evidence review synthesises and analysis of existing research on masculinities and violence against women to develop a deeper understanding of the links between dominant forms and patterns of masculinity and violence against women.
Dr Andrea Waling, an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2020-2023) at the Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health and Society (ARCSHS), La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia. Dr Waling is currently working across a range of research projects involving explorations of men, sexuality, and bodies; young people and sexual literacy, technologies, sex, and sexual intimacy, and LGBTIQ+ health and well-being.
Date: Thursday 29 October
Time: 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Format: Webinar via Zoom [https://monash.zoom.us/j/87166602090?pwd=QlU5QVlkYjJOc1lpMlFPekFJRytEdz09]
You can register via the booking system here.
Please join if you are interested in understanding more about how to promote gender equality and build a safe environment for everyone in Monash.
Hi fellow Parkville students, recruitment for MPSU’s volunteering program for 2021 is now open! This volunteering program was established in June this year and has grown to have over 60 active volunteers spread across 10 different programs that are either student-run or in collaboration with MSA.
With the hope of all cohorts returning to campus at the start of next year, we are excited to see the development of volunteering opportunities such as a Swap-Cup initiative, free food events and many more. Being a part of the program, you will have the opportunity to take up leadership positions, meet students across year levels and develop organisational skills.
If you are interested, have a read through the volunteering guide to explore the programs available, join our facebook group and sign up through the google form below!
Volunteering Programs Guide (for more information about the volunteering positions available): https://drive.google.com/file/d/17DHyz5HABkY0-TcWQwWLy6-jOjoOeiUZ/view?usp=sharing
Facebook Group (for updates!): www.facebook.com/groups/MPSUVolunteering/
Application Google Form (to express your interest!): https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScHlwgwteNbO-mLVn_IYbdNVk–UW_BHlHG06J3QswYqODzRw/viewform?usp=sf_link
Hope everyone enjoyed the MPSU Parkville Speed Friending event a few days ago and made a few new friends. We had an amazing turnout all thanks to you guys, so stay tuned for more upcoming events and enjoy the rest of your mid-sem break!!
Thank you to everyone who came along to the R U OK? Day Chill Sesh last Friday!! It was a blast to have so many joining in on the fun and gave everyone an opportunity to check in on themselves and others they might not have talked to otherwise. We hope everyone enjoyed themselves as much as we did and remember to check up on people every so often- a conversation can change a life! https://www.ruok.org.au/.
If you were curious as to what MPSU did in Semester 1 of 2020, we’ve released The Prescription (previously called The Generic), a summary with reports of each of our office bearers to give you an idea of what we’ve done which MPSU releases bi-annually.
You can view The Prescription for Semester 1 here!
If you haven’t done your tax returns yet and need some help, MSA/MPSU Tax Help is here for you! Tax Help is a network of ATO-trained and accredited Monash student volunteers who provide a free and confidential service to help people complete their tax returns online using myTax.
You can book an appointments from now until the 31st of October through the link below, and they will be run on Zoom until further notice. https://msa.monash.edu/services/support-services/tax-help/
The Student Experience Survey (SES) is open and looking for responses! From the 28th of July to the 30th of August, you can share your experience at Monash University – it only takes ten minutes, and puts you in the draw to win $1,000! To complete the survey, visit http://www.ses.edu.au/