Heart of a Man Series at STCC

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Heart of a Man is a virtual series engaging men in dialogue on topics of identity, gender stereotypes, interpersonal violence, race, politics, and social justice. Each event will feature a panel of men from diverse backgrounds, professions, and experiences who will share their stories and engage in dialogue with participants.

This series is a collaboration of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, Title IX, and #STCCWeCan. #STCCWeCan is an initiative of the STCC Office of Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Program grant that seeks to engage the campus community in the shared work of preventing sexual and relationship violence. 


Spring 2021


MENtally Showing Up: A Dialogue on Mental Health and Wellness:  Mental health and wellness is a critical issue throughout our country and on college campuses in particular. What are the challenges that prevent men from seeking support, addressing trauma, and taking steps to prioritize their own wellbeing?  Join campus and community panelists as they explore the impacts of race, class and gender on mens’ overall wellness.

May 6, 2021


Changing Hearts: Men's Role in Ending Gender Based Violence Gender-based violence, including dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking, is a widespread issue that impacts communities across the United States and around the world. As fathers, brothers, uncles, teachers, coaches, and friends, men hold a critical role in creating families and communities free of gender-based violence.

April 8, 2021


Black and Blue Part II: A Dialogue on Police Violence and Men of Color How do experiences of racialized trauma and police violence impact the way men of color show up to their families and communities, and what is needed for both social change and healing?  Listen to experts and community panelists as we continue this dialogue, with a focus on current events that shed a light on the disproportionate response of law enforcement based on race, power, and political ideology.

March 11, 2021



Hearts and Minds-A Dialogue on Education - How do you define education? Is it in the classroom, the community, or beyond? This session will focus on how race, class, and gender shape the experiences of men of color in education both inside and outside of the classroom. Join campus and community panelists as they share how they have overcome barriers and the impact that educational experiences have had on their lives, self-worth, and relationships.

February 11, 2021


Fall 2020


Black and Blue: A Dialogue on Police Violence and Men of Color (Part 1) How do experiences of racialized trauma and police violence impact the way men of color show up to their families and communities, and what are the steps forward needed for both social change and healing? Listen to experts and community panelists as they get to the heart of the issue of police violence and its connection to violence inside the home, and help us to identify ways toward healing what is broken.

December 3, 2020


The Heart of a Father: A Dialogue on Gender Stereotypes and Healthy Relationships How can we show up to our role as fathers and in our families to challenge gender stereotypes, and model healthy and equitable relationships? Listen to campus and community panelists as they share how they engage with fatherhood to shift stereotypes, break cycles of violence, and create healing and change in their families for current and future generations.

November 12, 2020


From the Heart: A Dialogue on Healthy Masculinity  What are our experiences as men, and how do these experiences inform the way we relate to ourselves, our families, and our roles in the community? Join community and campus panelists as they share how their personal stories shaped how they have experienced healthy masculinity, practiced seeking support, and found ways to express vulnerability. 

October 22, 2020


For more info:

Vonetta Lightfoot
Multicultural Affairs Operations Manager
Ira H. Rubenzahl Student Learning Commons (B19), 2nd Floor, room 271

Office of Multicultural Affairs & The Multicultural Center

Cindy Breunig
Violence Prevention Coordinator
Campus Police



Additional videos exploring issues of diversity are available on the STCC YouTube channel.