Our Masculinity Matters (April 15-16)

For more information about this program, contact the Consensual Language, Education, Awareness & Relationships (CLEAR) Office at 979.845.6241 or clear@tamu.edu

Our Masculinity Matters

Dr. Marc Grimmett

The Offices of the Dean of Student Life and the Office of Consensual Language, Education, Awareness, and Relationships (CLEAR) are excited to announce the first annual "Our Masculinity Matters" Summit here at Texas A&M University. This summit is an opportunity for the men of Texas A&M, both students and faculty/staff, to come together and create a dialogue on what masculinity means in today's society and how it impacts the Texas A&M community. 

Day one of the summit begins at Hullabaloo Hall with "Pizza and Root Beer Night" on Friday, April 15. Men from across campus will come together to share a meal, enjoy some root beer, and participate in a lead discussion on masculinity in today's culture. The discussion will be hosted by keynote speaker, Dr. Marc Grimmett and Dr. Dave Parrott, Executive Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff for the Division of Student Affairs.

Day two will be hosted at the Thomas G. Hildebrand DVM '56 Equine Complex. Workshop topics range from masculinity in popular culture to men's role in ending violence to how masculinity intersects with other identities such as race and sexual orientation. The day will feature an address from keynote speaker, Dr. Marc Grimmett, one of the creators of the documentary "My Masculinity Helps." Breakfast and lunch will be served.

Dr. Dave Parrott


Pre-registration is required for the Our Masculinity Matters Summit.

Registration for Texas A&M Employees and Texas A&M Students (CLOSED)


Learn more about our presenters by visiting our biography page.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 15th- Hullabaloo 117

"Pizza and Root Beer" Night

Dr. Grimmett and Dr. Parrott- 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Saturday, April 16th- Thomas G. Hildebrand DVM '56 Equine Complex

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8:30 am - 9:00 am:     Dr. Parrott - Welcome Address

9:00am - 10:30am:     Dr. Grimmett- Act Like a MAN

10:45am - 12:00pm:   Breakout Session 1

12:00pm - 1:30pm:     Transformative Masculinity:

                                  Reshaping Ourselves - and the Matrix

1:30pm - 2:45pm:       Breakout Session 2

3:00pm - 4:30pm        Being a Stand UP Guy

4:30pm - 5:00pm        Call to Action