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THE SHIFT

MEN’S ALLYSHIP CLASS

We are living through a paradigm shift. The restrictive ideas of masculinity that shaped our culture are collapsing. Male-bodied folks are faced with the challenge of redefining our identities as men in a constantly changing world. In this workshop we’ll move through the overwhelm to learn tools and practices to co-create supportive, healthy relationships and communities grounded in consent, and to actively dismantle the systems of oppression that limit and disempower all of us.

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Chapter

9

Self-defense begins with self

What does it mean to be strong and vulnerable? To feel worthy and whole as a man? Our self-defense work starts with a look at how men are rigidly defined and limited by our culture and the harmful impact this has on our communities. We’ll explore how pressure, shame, mockery, and violence shape our identity and perpetuate a toxic masculinity that harms all of us. You’ll learn tools and strategies to identify, avoid, and protect yourself from these threats.

WHAT TO EXPECT

ONE-DAY CLASS
BOUNDARIES & CONSENT
CONNECTION & COMMUNICATION TOOLS
SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT
NOTES & RESOURCES HANDOUT

What does it mean to be a man? How do I want to show up in my relationships and in my community? How can I best support the people I care about? These are questions we all must answer for ourselves.

This workshop mixes instruction, group discussion, and embodied skill-building practices and is intended for all-levels, especially those who are new to this work. We got you.

We’re all in this together. Each participant is invited to be seen, heard, and acknowledged. We’re here to witness and support, not “fix” one another. Share and participate to your level of comfort. This work is grounded in recognizing and honoring our own needs and boundaries. By owning our stories and privileges, by taking care of ourselves, we find the strength to heal and to help create safer communities.

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

This is an all-new program for 2019. Please let us know if you are interested and we will send you add you to our contact list when we schedule the next workshop. When enough folks are interested we’ll add more dates. Thank you for your support!

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