Source: IMDB

Source: IMDB

Centering the voices and experiences of socially marginalized Black masculine centered individuals, Moonlight Syllabus will feature works that reflect a healthy and more inclusive understanding of Black masculinity. In addition to a robust collection of books/movies/art/music, Moonlight Syllabus will also include reflections, definitions of key terms and concepts, as well as practical tips and strategies for recognizing toxic masculinity and embracing a true love of self. Submissions will be accepted from Black masculine centered individuals only. Boys, men, bois, femmes, trans identified and those with masculine identities are encouraged to submit. The Syllabus will be a free, downloadable resource.

Submission Deadline:             March 24, 2017 6:30pm EST
Submit To:                              Candice Benbow: www.candicebenbow.com/moonlightsyllabus

 

Key Terms/Concepts Definitions  

MAX 25 WORDS

Homo/Transphobia               Homo-Antagonism                 Homo-Social Behavior
Hetero-Sexism                      Patriarchy                               Toxic Masculinity
LGBTQIA                               Cisgender                               Gender Fluidity
Gender Non-Conforming.    Masculine Centered

Syllabus Sections

Healed by the Moonlight

Books/Movies/Art/Music focusing on Identity, Self-Care, Health (MAX OF 4 SUBMISSIONS)

Reflection Questions: MAX 200 WORDS
1) How do you define masculinity?
2) In what ways have you challenged yourself to embrace a healthier understanding of manhood?
3) What is the best advice you have been given/could give concerning redefining Black masculinity?

Strategies and Tips for Redefining Masculinity within Yourself: MAX 100 WORDS
 

RAISING BLACK BOYS IN THE MOONLIGHT

Books/Movies/Art/Music focusing on Boyhood, Fatherhood/Mentorship, Education (MAX OF 4 SUBMISSIONS)

Reflection Questions: MAX 200 WORDS
1) What does “Black Boy Joy” mean to you?
2) What have been your experiences with bullying? How did it affect you?
3) Who have been your mentors?
4) How do we cultivate healthier, progressive Black masculinities in young Black men?
5) What does fatherhood/parenting look like within redefined Black masculinity?

Strategies and Tips on Becoming Safe Space for Queer and Questioning Black Boys: MAX 100 WORDS

 

GOD OF (MOON)LIGHT

Books/Movies/Art/Music focusing on Religion and Theology (MAX OF 4 SUBMISSIONS)

Reflection Questions: MAX 200 WORDS
1) How have religious institutions aided you in or prevented you from living your full truth?
2) Who is God to you?
3) What does spirituality look like within redefined Black masculinity?
4) What religious/theological themes were present in Moonlight?

Strategies and Tips on Recognizing Toxic Masculinity in Churches and Congregations: MAX 100 WORDS

 

Love under the Moonlight

Books/Movies/Art/Music focusing on Love and Relationships (MAX OF 4 SUBMISSIONS)

Reflection Questions: MAX 200 WORDS
1) What is love and how have you experienced it?
2) In what ways have you sabotaged receiving love out of fear or social pressure?
3) How did Moonlight inspire you to become a better partner?

Strategies and Tips on Becoming an Ethical, Loving Partner in Intimate Relationships: MAX 100 WORDS

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