LEGACY, Inc Participates in Healthy Masculinity Workshop

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Sat, 2012-04-14 20:04

LEGACY, Inc members / Teen Life Club (TLC) facilitators, Kerby Scales and Jerome Murphy participated in a "Healthy Masculinity" workshop with the boys from TLC on Saturday, April 14th, 2012.  Kerby and Jerome watched a TedTalks video (www.ted.com/talks/tony_porter_a_call_to_men.html) featuring Tony Parker with the boys.  They discussed Tony Parkers concept of the "Man Box."  The topics of discussion were:


1.  Do they feel they are put into a box because of their gender, race, and age?

2.  How do they feel when they are put in a box and what are the consequences of being in the "Man Box."

3.  Is the "Man Box" link to poverty and socio-economic status?

4.  How do they break out of the idea of the "Man Box?"

5.  What does it really mean to be a man?

 The youth and the facilitators enjoyed the workshop.  Both groups learned something from each other.

Congratulations to the Teen Life Club staff for setting up the workshop.  Job well done!