Men & Masculinities - Signature Events

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Speakers Series


A TED-Talk style event featuring a 20min keynote from a student, faculty, or staff member, followed by a guided discussion. Past topics have ranged from masculinities in the gaming world, to the intersections of masculinities and first-generation students.

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Pass the Mic


An open mic event featuring student speakers, engaging media pieces, group discussion, and open mic segments. This event focuses on providing students with a platform to hear about, discuss, and share perspective on a variety of topics related to masculinities.

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MOCSI Fall Kick Off

Fall Quarter


A introductory event for new students to get a first-time look at the Men of Color Success Initiative and its resources/services offered; to meet the MOCSI staff and leadership team; to hear from a panel of men of color about their experiences pursuing success as students at Cal Poly; and to discover how to can get involved.

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Fall Quarter

A month-long awareness event and programming series focused on men's wholistic health. The 2020 Movember them will be "Black Men's Health." This event is held every November, and is in partnership with the Movember Foundation.

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IFC Healthy Masculinities Week

Winter Quarter

A week-long series of events centering the cultivation of healthy masculinities in Fraternity & Sorority Life. This event is held every February in partnership with FSL.

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Manifest 2022 - Storytelling

The Intersections of masculinity & disability

Manifest is an annual gender-based art exhibit dedicated to exploring how aspects of masculinity are portrayed in our culture through art. This year, the Men & Masculinities program has teamed up with the Disability Resource Center to create an intimate experience for the seventh iteration of this event.

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Young Men of Color Spring Conference

Spring Quarter

A weekend conference for High School men of color who may be prospective Cal Poly students. The conference will identify challenges to postsecondary attainment, explore opportunities to address them, offer key insights into success in college, and connect students with Cal Poly students, faculty, and staff.

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