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Mindful Men

"Mindful Men" is a groundbreaking movement initiated by a group of visionary students at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM), driven by a commitment to fostering emotional well-being and preventing sexual assault and targeted violence. Recognizing the importance of addressing toxic masculinity and promoting a culture of mindfulness, these students embarked on a mission aligned with Homeland Security's Invent2Prevent initiative. Mindful Men aims to provide a supportive platform for men to process their emotions, challenging societal norms that discourage vulnerability and emotional expression. By integrating mindfulness practices into the lives of men, the movement seeks to create a more empathetic and understanding community. This innovative project not only addresses individual mental health but also contributes to a broader societal goal of preventing violence by dismantling harmful stereotypes and encouraging a culture of compassion and self-awareness. The Mindful Men movement at CSUSM exemplifies the power of grassroots initiatives in fostering positive change and promoting a safer, more inclusive society.
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Our mission

To cultivate an inclusive campus environment, we strive to ensure that every individual, regardless of gender, sex, or sexuality, feels secure and valued. Our mission is to foster a sense of safety and belonging for all, promoting a community where diversity is celebrated and respected.

Our vision

Utilize mindfulness practices to counteract radicalization, encouraging college-aged men and the wider campus community to champion safe, more inclusive spaces and prevent targeted violence and sexual assault.

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Our Team

Rebeca
Rebeca Perren
Faculty Advisor
Tamer
Tamer Salameh
Student
Juan
Juan Rabadan
Student
Rachael
Rachael Wobby
Student
Miguel
Miguel Leon
Student
Travor
Trevor Hawkins
Student
Rina linkedin
Rina Suyama
Student
Kaiichiro
Kaiichiro Yamaguchi
Student