Workshops

Pleasure Self-Care Study Breaks 4/3, 4/18, & 4/29

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. And a month before finals.

It can be a stressful time at MIT.

Come unwind by eating snacks, drawing, sitting in silence, and/or chatting with PLEASURE Educators.

Wednesday, April 3rd 6-7:30pm in Flowers Dining Room, Maseeh Hall

Thursday, April 18th 6-7:30pm in 20 Chimneys, W20

Monday, April 29th 5:30-7pm in 56-162


Owning Your Story: Learning to Write About Sexual Assault & Harassment 4/8

Monday, April 8th, 6:30-8pm, E25-401

Writing about sexual assault and harassment, whether it is for a speech or
your private journal, can be challenging. This event approaches writing as a
tool for healing and a way to discover how the experience(s) have impacted
your life. We will not be sharing explicit details of experiences in this space.
Open to anyone in the MIT community who has experienced sexual assault
or harassment at any point in their life.


Exploring Masculinities 4/9

Tuesday, April 9th, 7:30-9pm, 24-115

Our society often talks about toxic masculinity, but what other masculinities are there? Come to this interactive workshop to discuss the various performances of masculinities within fraternities, athletics, and other masculine-dominated spaces at MIT. Dinner provided.


Gender & Society 4/16

Tuesday, April 16th, 2:30-4pm, 32-124

What emotions are men and masculine-identifying individuals allowed to express? What about women and feminine-identifying individuals? What does ‘gender-policing’ look at MIT? Come to this interactive and discussion-centered workshop to learn more. Dinner provided.


How to Be an Ally in the Era of #MeToo 4/17

Wednesday, April 17th, 7:30-9pm, 24-115

As friends, family members, and acquaintances, how do we support survivors of violence and harassment? Come to learn about the experiences of survivors, and strategies for creating open spaces for conversation and healing. Dinner provided.


Self-Defense for Women 4/19 (advance sign-up required)

Join us for a class on the basics of self-defense with MIT PE’s David Hygmas!

Friday, April 19th, 2-3pm

Du Pont Wrestling Room

Advance sign-up required at https://forms.gle/hi7gYy5xUtT84iYFA.


Culture Hacking with Pleasure 4/24

Wednesday, April 24th, 7-8pm, 32-124

Culture Hacking is a *popular* workshop run by PLEASURE Educators about what makes culture, how we can shift or change culture in formal and informal, overt and subtle ways. We will explore the connection between common cultural norms & the behaviors they support. In this workshop, we empower you to act on your culture as a change agent to create a culture you are proud of.