MIA Programs


Upcoming events are being planned. Please check back in the future for our Fall 2015 program schedule


Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes


Keyuana Rosemond | Johnson Center for Philanthropy Graduate Intern

Santiago Gayton | Fraternity and Sorority Life Coordinator

Utilizing a portion of the film Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes, by Byron Hurt, we will discuss the underlying messages of masculinity and gender roles in music. Despite the films focus on hip-hop, our discussion will be open to all pop music of today. Additionally, we will also explore the idea of critical consumerism and the power consumers hold.

Good Girls and Bad Boys: Gender and Pop Culture

9/19 @ 4:00 p.m. in KC 2263 Lib 100/201 Approved

Presenter: Jennifer Jameslyn, Women & Gender Studies faculty

Drawing some connections between the ways that media we use to socialize men and to socialize women/girls are both reiterating similar themes: heteronormativity, women as objects, idealized beauty, etc. Adding components around Miley Cyrus/Robin Thicke pieces we'll talk about how the VMAs focused on Miley's sexuality, as opposed to the ways racism and aggressive/violent male sexuality are normalized in the performance and song.

Yes Means Yes


Kyle Martin | Fraternity and Sorority Life Graduate Assistant

Trey Sumner | VAWA Grant Student Intern

Utilizing a portion of The Bro Code and campus statics around sexual assault, we will discuss how men can play an active role in preventing and ending violence against women on campus and in the community.

Becoming A Man: The complex process of understanding and redefining


MarcQus Wright | Director - Educational Support Program

Utilizing The Bro Code, a powerful film that discusses how male culture that condition boys and men to dehumanize and disrespect women. Breaking down a range of contemporary media forms that are saturated with sexism -- movies and music videos that glamorize misogyny; pornography that trades in the brutalization of women; comedy routines that make fun of sexual assault; and a slate of men's magazines and cable TV shows whose sole purpose is to revel in reactionary myths of American manhood. The message he uncovers in virtually every corner of our entertainment culture is clear: It's not only normal -- but cool -- for boys and men to control and humiliate women. By showing how there's nothing natural or inevitable about this mentality, and by setting it against the terrible reality of men's violence against women in the real world, The Bro Code challenges young people to step up and fight back against the idea that being a real man means disrespecting women.
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