Ada Cheng, producer and host of the popular storytelling show "Am I Man Enough?" will host this workshop, weaving together storytelling and dialogue to examine toxic masculinity. Ada will be joined by two guests, Delia Kropp and Carlos Benitez, who will share personal stories to highlight how the culture of toxic masculinity has affected their lives. Ada will then lead a critical dialogue based on the stories shared and the following questions: What is toxic masculinity? Why is it important to examine under the current sociopolitical climate? Where does it start, and how does it manifest itself? How does it affect all of us? How can individual and collective changes take place?
Register HERE for this free workshop. Registration is encouraged but not required. This event is recommended for anyone invested in this topic, ages 16 and up!
Dr. Ada Cheng is a professor-turned-storyteller, performing artist, and storytelling show producer. She was a tenured professor at DePaul University for 15 years from 2001 to 2016 when she resigned to pursue storytelling and performance full time. During her time at DePaul, she taught subjects on gender, sex, sexuality, masculinity, race/ethnicity, and immigrations. She is currently the education and outreach specialist with Campus Advocacy Network at Women's Leadership and Resource Center at UIC.
Accessibility: Our store is wheelchair accessible, however--there is a narrow hallway and sharp 90-degree turn on the way to our bathrooms. Seating is first-come, first-served, but we are happy to reserve seats for people with disabilities. We have LED lighting that can be adjusted with dimmers. Please call the store at 773-769-9299 the day of the event if you need a reserved seat or have additional questions.