Our Mission


Daylong Conference for and about Boys

On April 19, the Center for Gender Equity will host a conference for boys, ages 12 through
15. The daylong conference is designed to bring the boys together to discuss diverse
issues that schools often cannot adequately address. “It’s a Guy Thing” will shed light on
important issues while letting boys express themselves, explore what it means to be male in
today’s society, and propose strategies to address their common concerns.

Through the “It’s A Guy Thing” Conference, boys will have the opportunity to speak on
pressing issues and be heard with the aid of trained facilitators from Pacific’s School
of Professional Psychology. The summit will include an opening session, small group
sessions on specific issues, activities, and a free “It’s a Guy Thing” gift for all participants.
The conference model is designed to engage boys in critical thought and constructive
problem solving, while demonstrating that adults care about their educational and personal
development. Another goal of the conference is to expose the boys to the university and
encourage them to begin thinking about going to college. A panel of Pacific undergraduate
male students will discuss their own college experiences.

There is also a Parents’ Meeting at 8:30 to 9:00 in Old College Hall where parents will get
information about the events of the day and learn about the research and rationale behind
the conference.

Date: Friday, April 19, 2013
Time: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm
Place: Milky Way
2017 21st Forest Grove, Oregon
Cost: $5.00



Please register by April 17, or at the door (space pending)

For Information: odriscob@pacificu.edu