Black Masculinity: Shape up, Man up!

Event details



6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Leeds University Union - Riley Smith Theatre

Ticket Type

Free - just turn up




Accessible venue, Alcohol free, Free

About this event

Join us as we discuss the notion of the ‘strong, black man’.

Discouraged from opening up, black men are overrepresented in the diagnosis of serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, resulting in labelling, reinforcing mistrust and suspicion of mental health professionals.

The discussion panel will consist of several intercultural psychotherapists who argue that course, recovery and outcome are shaped by cultural and social context. 

Selected attendees will be offered free trims in our pop up barber shop where they are willing to listen to any worries.

The Shape Up Barber Shop will be opposite Salad Box.