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Mobilizing Men

What is Mobilizing Men?

Mobilizing Men is a group of primarily University of Idaho male/masculine-identified professionals who meet regularly to facilitate discussions and activities on topics related to masculinity and men's engagement in helping to end gender-based violence. Mobilizing Men was formed at the University of Idaho in 2017, as part of the goals established for a $300,000 Campus Violence Prevention Program grant awarded to the Women’s Center by the Dept. of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.

Mobilizing Men members

  • Bryce Blankenship, Faculty Instructor, Dept. of Philosophy and Politics
  • John Hennrich, Case Manager, Office of the Dean of Students
  • Sean McIlraith, Administrative Coordinator, Dept. of Athletics
  • Emilie McLarnan, Associate Director for Violence Prevention, Office of the Dean of Students (grant co-PI)
  • Rachel Norris, OVW Project Director
  • Lysa Salsbury, Director, Women’s Center (grant PI)
  • Mark Sowa, Head Swim and Dive Coach
  • Taylor Raney, Associate Chair of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
  • Eric Anderson, Interim Director, Career Services

Our Mission

Through open and authentic dialogue, Mobilizing Men aims to reduce and prevent power-based violence on campus and in our community. To accomplish this, we work to:

  • foster connection and trust between male/masculine-identified individuals;
  • increase our community’s understanding of inclusive masculinity;
  • support male/masculine-identified individuals as they develop their identities; and
  • promote transformative education for a safer, healthier, and more empathetic community.

Request a Presentation

90-minute facilitated conversations are available for all student organizations and teams, with a focus on those that primarily serve male/masculine-identified individuals. These presentations are highly interactive and recommended for smaller (up to 20 attendees) groups where possible. To request a presentation, please complete the form below. Note: in order to accommodate facilitators’ busy schedules, we typically require 2-3 weeks’ advance notice to schedule sessions.

Workshop Description

What are the social responsibilities and expectations of being a man? How do these expectations impact how we treat ourselves and others? Male/masculine-identified students on our campus often face exciting—but also tough—decisions regarding personal growth and identity. We warmly invite you to participate in a discussion with the members of Mobilizing Men. This workshop is interactive, open and free of judgement. Join us to foster development of an authentic and inclusive sense of self that empowers us to engage in respectful, compassionate and supportive relationships with each other and with our communities.

For more information, please contact or email the Mobilizing Men chair, Dr. Josh Bailey.

Contact Us

Memorial Gym Suite 109

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 1064
Moscow, ID 83844-1064

Phone: 208-885-2777

Fax: 208-885-6285


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