The Cassandra Voss Center provides a vibrant and collaborative learning environment for the study of women and gender, and enables cooperation of all persons in the creation of more just and inclusive communities.

Upcoming Programs

Year on Masculinity

Yearlong programs on men, masculinity, and gender. 2016-17.   

Why Masculinity? Conversations about masculinity are urgent. Whether it be issues of fathering, athletic risk, incarceration, gendered violence, or evolving masculine norms, we need public dialogue guided by experts to create a just community. This yearlong investigation highlights Masculinity Studies, an academic field examining questions related to men, masculinity, and gender. 

Date, Time and Location Event

SNC Day September 17, 2016
St. Norbert College

Special Appearance 9.15.16

Wonder Crew Toy Midwest Launch

Featuring CEO & inventor Laurel Wider

SNC Day Cassandra Voss Center Midwest Launch of Wonder Crew, a line of Crewmates targeted to boys with the “adventure of an action figure + emotional connection of the favorite stuffed animal.” Featuring toy demo plus CEO Laurel Wider talk: developing healthy masculinity and encouraging boys to show “kindness, empathy, feelings, and the value of relationships.”

*a "Year on Masculinity" signature program

Wonder Crew
Fall Semester 2016  

Dr. Harry Brod: Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Masculinity Studies

Dr. Harry Brod is the first ever Distinguished Visiting Scholar for a semester at St. Norbert. Brod, Masculinity Studies founding figure and author/editor of eight books, will teach the College’s first ever Masculinities courses and study groups, and give talks on violence, anti-racism, & Judaic Studies.

*a "Year on Masculinity" signature program

Harry Brod Visiting Scholar
November 2-3, 2016  

Masculinities Summit

November 2-3, 2016 Featuring Masculinities Studies founders Dr. Harry Brod, Dr. Michael Kimmel, and Dr. Michael Kaufman, this historic two-day summit starts with a November 2 historic evening panel and continues with a November 3 town conversation and workshop series with community partners on how masculinity impacts our lives. In collaboration with Fox Valley Voices of Men.

Nov 2 7 p.m., SNC's Walter Theatre: Evening Lecture with Harry Brod, Michael Kimmel, Michael Kaufman

Nov 3 morning, SNC's Bemis Conference Center: Community Conversation feat. special guest panels

*a "Year on Masculinity" signature program

Masculinities Summit
April 2017

bell hooks Residency 2017

Social justice scholar and writer of over 40 books, bell hooks returns for her final visit in four-year historic residency series with SNC's Cassandra Voss Center, sister center to the bell hooks Institute at Berea College. hooks presents talks on identity, love, and spirituality and dialogues with artists, scholars, and writers.

*a "Year on Masculinity" signature program

bell hooks Residency
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Past Events