Men and Feminism Panel Discussion

December 1, 2011 6:30pm until 8:30pm

The Santa Monica College Feminist Majority Feminist Leadership Alliance invites you to join the Men and Feminism panel discussion in Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) 263 as we help promote and facilitate a robust and productive dialogue on men as feminist activists and allies.

The panel will be moderated by Melanie Klein, SMC Associate Faculty and SMC FMLA adviser, and Mary Grace Baldo, SMC student and SMC FMLA member.

Featured panelists, in alphabetical order:

Yashar Ali is a Los Angeles-based blogger, commentator, and political veteran whose writing is showcased on The Current Conscience.

Kalil Cohen, M.Ed. is a nationally touring educator, performer, speaker, and filmmaker whose work centers on gender with a strong emphasis race and class. His short films have screened in college classes, at academic conferences, and at over 50 LGBT film festivals worldwide. He is the founding director of The Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival.

Pia Guerrero, Founder + Co-Editor of
Pia is a media literacy expert with a focus on body image, race, privilege, and representation. For over a decade, she has designed and delivered educational workshops across the country to hundreds of teachers, youth workers, and young people. Pia has also worked extensively with boys and young men         around equity, gender bias and dating violence.

hugo schwyzer

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Hugo Schwyzer is a professor of gender studies and history at
Pasadena City College, and a nationally recognized speaker and writer
on issues of masculinity, self-image, eating disorders, the beauty
industry, feminism and sexuality.

Jacqueline Sun is a National Campus Organizer with the Feminist Majority Foundation. She specializes in reproductive rights and access, and encouraging youth civic engagement. She is also a Program Manager for imMEDIAte Justice, a reproductive justice film mentorship program that teaches media literacy to young women of color in Los Angeles and empowers them to make their own films about sexuality and sexual health.

Shira Tarrant, PhD is the author of Men and Feminism (Seal Press) and appears in The Bro Code, a new documentary about sexism and masculinity. She is associate professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Read more at

This event is *free* and open to the public. Again, it begins at 6:30 sharp in HSS263.