Yeah, Maybe, No: Navigating Consent Through Masculinity

Date(s) - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Admissions: Free
Presented by: UIC Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Join us to watch the documentary Yeah, Maybe, No. Through the film we follow Blake, a young gay man who is coming to terms with being a survivor of multiple sexual assaults contextualized by current debates and the filmmaker’s own experience of sexual assault. Blake asks whether his assault was really “that bad” since it didn’t follow a stereotypical depiction of sexual violence. The conversation and experiences around sexual assault are complex and this film provides space for Blake, and audiences alike, to challenge simplified understandings of the topic.

After the screening, we will have a conversation, facilitated by Tevin Giles, from Howard Brown Health Clinic, around some of the ways consent is navigated, understood, and performed through masculinity. We will also explore larger issues that male-identified and/or queer survivors of sexual violence might battle with.

  • Tevin Giles is an In.Power* Case Manager at Howard Brown Health dedicated to supporting LGBTQ survivors of sexual assault through case management, support groups, community education, and connection to care.

The Reimagining Masculinities Initiative is a collaboration between the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change that strives to cultivate, support, affirm, and create male allies and advocates. Through dialogues, films, workshops and personal stories, this initiative unpacks what it means to be masculine, and explores issues of masculinity and gender.

Poster: Yeah Maybe, No [PDF]

All audiences are welcome to join us at this program. Captioning, ASL Interpretation and Audio-Description services will be available upon request by contacting us.

Contact Info

Name: Iliana Figueroa
Phone: (312) 996-0372


UIC Women's Leadership and Resource Center

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