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Locker Room Talk or Toxic Masculinity?

Up and coming and free to all guests!
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at 7 p.m.
Student Center Ballroom at EMU

This is an LBC Approved event.

Come hear Byron Hurt, the award-winning documentary filmmaker, lecturer, published writer and activist.

In the wake of recent highly publicized sexual assault scandals, and the woman-led resistance movement that birthed the #MeToo and #TimesUp era, Byron Hurt combines his award-winning documentary films with a dynamic speaking style that challenges audiences to question, reimagine, and redefine manhood and gender roles in the age of Trump. Hurt, a former college quarterback, has more than 20 years experience navigating discussions about masculinity with high profiled NCAA athletes, members of the U.S. military, fraternities, and everyday men and women across the world. He strengthened and honed his progressive gender politics while working with the Mentors in Violence Prevention Program (MVP), and pioneering the Bystander Intervention Program he co-founded with Jackson Katz, Ph.D., in which he has facilitated thousands of enlightening gender violence prevention trainings, and has hosted Q&A's following screenings of his award-winning films. Hurt's critically acclaimed documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, remains as popular on college campuses today as it did when it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and it broadcast nationally on PBS' Emmy Award-winning series, Independent Lens.

About the Program

Hurt focuses on how hyper-masculinity in popular American culture normalizes male violence, how race, class, and gender oppression intersect, how homophobia and transphobia makes LGBT communities vulnerable to male violence, how positive male leadership and bystander intervention can end gender-based violence, and how to use cis male privilege to ally with women and girls to create shifts in male culture.

For information call 734.487.1107 or email emu_deanofstudents@emich.edu

Funded by the State of Michigan Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program.


EMU Sexual Assault Survivor Handbook Now Available

EMU Sexual Assault Survivor Handbook A new handbook, produced by the EMU SMART Project, is now available. The handbook is intended for adult survivors of sexual assault and provides you with accurate information regarding the medical and legal concerns that you may be having, as well as to discuss issues regarding your physical and emotional healing. We hope to increase help-seeking behaviors by reducing the stigma and fear surrounding sexual assault and reporting.

Download the EMU Sexual Assault Survivor Handbook [PDF] or the image on the right side of this page.

The EMU Sexual Assault Survivor Handbook can also be found on the I Choose Educational Materials page.


I Choose

Eastern Michigan University is dedicated to being a safe and supportive campus around sexual and relationship violence. The I Choose initiative works to increase help-seeking behaviors; reduce stigma, fear, negative attitudes, and victim blaming; and raise awareness about the University’s sexual misconduct policy, reporting protocol and available resources.


EMU Campus Survey on Sexual Misconduct Culture

The EMU Campus Survey on Sexual Misconduct Culture is part of a national initiative to make campuses safer for everyone. It provides an opportunity for students to anonymously share their experiences and beliefs. These will be used to create recommendations to help reduce sexual misconduct at EMU. Eastern Michigan University is committed to providing a campus environment free from sexual misconduct, which includes, but is not limited to, sexual coercion, assault, harassment, stalking, and intimate partner violence.

If you are randomly chosen to participate, you will receive an email in the third week of the winter term 2019.

In order to achieve and keep strict confidentiality of participants, EMU has contracted an outside survey organization – the Wayne State University Center for Urban Studies which will be responsible for all contacts with EMU participants in the survey, including sending invitation letters and reminders.

photo of five students silhouettes on green and white stripped background with middle student holding a sign above their head saying "#myvoiceourcampus"

  • Students will be sent a link to the questionnaire.
  • The survey takes about 25 minutes.
  • Students who complete the survey will receive a $10 gift card as a token of appreciation. In addition to that there will be an opportunity to win a lottery for 1 of 15 $100 Amazon gift cards.