What:  A conversation about men, masculinity and the effects of expected privilege

When:  Friday, March 13th at 4pm
Where:  Art Auditorium, 2500 Campus Road, Honolulu, HI 96822
Have you ever contemplated the question of what it means to be a man?  Conversations about masculinity and its various contextual expressions are often both intriguing and perplexing, requiring adequate space for dialogue to take place. The Counseling and Student Development Center is excited to invite you for a half-day conference coming up on Friday March 13th at 4pm, at the Art Auditorium on the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s campus to join us in a conversation about men, masculinity and the effects of expected privilege.  The event is free and all are welcome to attend.
We are pleased to host Dr. Michael Kimmel who will be speaking about his recent book, Angry White Men, as well as, spearheading a conversation about men, masculinity and the effects of expected privilege.  Dr. Kimmel has spent a long period of time forming his career around understanding the development of men and what it means to be “masculine.” Dr. Kimmel’s newest book, Angry White Men, takes the viewpoint that the environment in which men who have historically held a high amount of privilege is changing. Some white men are angry, he contends, because they often feel entitled to jobs, careers, promotions, or other stations, that they are no longer guaranteed. Dr. Kimmel suggests that when some white men experience these positions being given to someone outside their race or gender, they begin to direct their anger at historically marginalized groups, instead of towards the true source of the changing socio-political climate. Through his work, Dr. Kimmel dares to challenge the social status quo and put under a microscope a group (white men) that have historically gone unquestioned by those holding power and privilege.
This event will be hosted by the Counseling and Student Development Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa.  Any questions can be directed to hannahim@hawaii.edu,