In collaboration with Student Experience at Western University, the Man|Made Program, facilitated by ANOVA (formerly Sexual Assault Centre London) is currently being offered twice every academic year. Man|Made is an exciting 4 session discussion group program designed for men to help them find their voice and use it to create change for themselves and their community.
Through the format of facilitated discussion, a range of topics are explored including what healthy masculinity can look like, how to engage in healthy relationships, how to navigate intimacy as well as understanding consent. Participants can learn to identify and take action in their role in helping to end violence against women. Many of our past participants have completed the group with a better idea of how to support female survivors in their lives and become a part of a community that takes a stand on violence against women.
We encourage the participation of community leaders, varsity athletes, and anyone wanting to engage in the discussion of consent, male allyship, and to promote awareness of violence against women. This program is open to anyone who identifies as male. Attendance will go towards the participant’s Western co-curricular record. For more information on ANOVA and the services they offer please visit their website here.
To register for ManMade or for more information on this program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next session will begin in late October.
"The ManMade Program at Western is a fantastic opportunity for men to come together in a safe, closed setting and talk about issues which so often are not discussed publicly by men. I learned a lot about consent and its forms, sexual topics in media, and then actually being able to see how this applies in real life by attending an event designed to provide a safe, learning environment for women. To any men considering taking this program, I would highly recommend it. You meet friends, get free food, and even learn some great tips for relationships - sexual or not - with others."