Manhood and Womanhood Today

"Manhood and Womanhood Today"


A timely, important, and informative conversation about men, women, and pursuing the common good together.

Among the questions to be explored are:

  • How has the relationship between men and women changed in recent decades?

  • Does too much emphasis on difference threaten equality?

  • Should masculinity be weakened or refined?

  • What’s the state of feminism and the sexual revolution today?

Our panelists are particularly well-suited to speak to this important topic. Dr. Agnes R. Howard is Instructor of Humanities at Christ College, Valparaiso University, a prolific essayist, and the author of a forthcoming book about the experience of pregnancy.  Dr. Jeffrey O.G. Ogbar is Professor of History and Director of the Center for the Study of Popular Music at the University of Connecticut and the author of books on the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Power movement, and Hip-Hop.


This keynote panel is co-sponsored by the College Honors Program and the Office of the President at Messiah College, and part of the year-long series on “Promoting the Common Good.” Admission is free and open to the public. For more information contact the College Honors Program at


CHP Manhood and Womanhood Poster