On Tuesday, January 30th, 2018, leaders from the seven Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change came together to continue ongoing campus conversations about masculinity through the collaborative Reimagining Masculinities Initiative (RMI). With the usage of the infamous bowties, the leaders kicked off the event with a how-to “tie a bowtie” workshop. As explained by the facilitators, the bowtie serves as a metaphor. Because it can be tied in many ways, it is often connected to conversations about the many ways people can express and engage in masculinity, which is multidimensional. This activity was also used to show the audience the importance of communication and teamwork, which are essential to dismantling toxic masculinity. If you missed this event, the next one is in February so stay tuned!