Western Illinois University: Macomb Campus
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How do you foresee CSMMD helping the development of men from all cultural backgrounds?
CSMMD will focus on needs related to all men, but particularly those with demonstrated need based on intersections of identity. Recent research informs us that men are influenced by multiple dimensions of identity, such as ethnicity, spirituality, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation. We will use existing research and develop our own research projects that will help us create and utilize the tools necessary to help men discover their own identity dimensions and how these have influenced their development. CSMMD will help men to become aware of society's expectations of their gender and how they are privileged and oppressed by these standards. Privilege and oppression are two sides of the same coin, and we need to focus on the needs illuminated by each.