Join Jared Walker for his talk entitled “What Makes a Black Man President?” at
What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference

Jared A. Walker is an unrepentant political junkie. He is a fierce believer that democratic government mirrors a community’s values, priorities and togetherness, and is at turns fearful and hopeful about what our politics says about us as a people.

For the duration of the 2008 presidential elections in the US, Jared served as the New York State Coordinator of ‘Students for Barack Obama‘ – the official student arm of the ‘Obama for America’ campaign. In 2009, he completed his BA in Political Science at Columbia University.

Shortly thereafter, Jared worked as a Program Coordinator at iMapAmerica , a national youth advocacy non-profit based in New York. There he drafted and spearheaded the OneVote program which promoted civic education and involvement in the large percentage of American high schools where it is not part of the curriculum. He also worked on iMapAmerica’s community mapping pilot project in New Orleans, which empowered local youth to be a part of the revitalization of their communities after Hurricane Katrina by creating an interactive online resource guide.

Partnering with members of NYRA (the National Youth Rights Association), Jared co-founded ‘ycivics’, a social-media based program designed to maintain youth political involvement in the wake of the 2008 election euphoria. Before returning from the other side of the 45th parallel he travelled to Stockholm in order to be the Keynote Speaker for the ‘Engagemang 2010’ Conference on Social Media, Youth & Political Engagement.

Since moving home to Toronto in 2010, Jared has worked as a consultant with a diverse group of non-profits ranging from small community theatres & arts collectives to national health foundations, pharmaceutical firms & small international development charities. In December, he traveled to Arusha, Tanzania along with Strategies for Life – an international aid charity.

Twitter: @JAWalker


Come out to What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 11th . Join Jared and many other speakers at a discussion-focused event looking at the spectrum of identities, experiences and realities that determine ‘What Makes a Man’.

What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning:
The 2012 White Ribbon Conference

Saturday February 11th

ENG 103 in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre.
245 Church St. (South/East corner of Church St and Gould St.)
Ryerson University

11:00am – Morning Session begins
12:20pm – Lunch Break
1:20pm – Afternoon session begins
4:30pm – Dinner Break
5:45pm – Evening session with SHIHAN

ADMISSION $10 (or pay what you can)
Lunch provided by Salad King.
*All proceeds go to the White Ribbon Campaign*