MAVEN provides a space where students can analyze what it means to “Be A Man” in our society. Utilizing clips of various popular media (from Super Bowl commercials to music videos), as well as activities and workshops, MAVEN meetings take a closer look at the expectations put on men and women, and how they can relate to violence. Meetings take place at different PCC campuses and there is almost always FREE PIZZA available. View playlists and notes from our meetings here.
MAVEN members also coordinate community events and activism. We host film-screenings, art installations, video posts, and public performances to counter the dominant messages that construct our culture. View our calendar of events here.
We explore issues of masculinity, homophobia, interpersonal violence, and gender socialization. Our events and activities address causes of violence including intersecting oppressions such as racism, classism, etc. MAVEN is open to everyone and works to promote equitable attitudes, behaviors, practices, and policies for our community.
Founded in 2010 through the PCC Sylvania Women's Resource Center, MAVEN is supported through PCC SAFE (Sexual Assault Free Environment). View more info about our mission and coordination here.