Check back often as we slowly reveal the bios of  the speakers and performers
for the 2nd annual White Ribbon Conference!

‘WHAT MAKES A MAN’ Higher Unlearning:
The 2012 WHITE RIBBON CONFERENCE
Saturday February 11th
Looking into the roots of masculinity & gender
and the ways we are affected from all walks of life.

LINE UP FOR THE CONFERENCE
** indicated talk will be graphically recorded by Reilly Dow/PinkFish

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MORNING PORTION OF CONFERENCE (11am-12:30pm)

11:00 am –  Jessica Yee  opens the What Makes A Man conference

11:10 am  –  Welcome to What Makes A Man 2012! Jeff Perera and Miranda Hassell

11:20 am –  Importance of The 1st Follower: Be The First w/ Abby Davis & Laura Darcy

11:40 am –  What Makes A Man an Ally? –   SlutWalk Toronto **

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LUNCH BREAK catered by Salad King (12:20pm – 1:20pm) 

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AFTERNOON PORTION OF CONFERENCE (1:20-4:35pm)

1:20 pm –  A word on Chivalry with McClungs’s Samantha Anderson & Nick Spector

1:27 pm –  McClungs Magazine award presentation w/ Alan Sears

1:37 pm –  Are you a Man? – Derek Forgie and HSSE 

1:57 pm –  What impact have Women had in my life? – Rohan Sharma

2:12 pm – White Ribbon Champion for 2011-2012 – Ryerson Engineering Student Society

2:15pm –  What makes a Good Engineer? – Jolene Funk 

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2:30 pm –  BREAK FOR DISCUSSION

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AFTERNOON PORTION CONTINUES  (2:45-4:35pm)

2:45 pm –  What Makes a Black Man President? – Jared A Walker

3:02 pm – Yoga Break w/ Kim Crosby

3:12 pm –  Riding for a Dream: Taking the White Ribbon message to the road

3:17 pm –  Muslim leaders working to end domestic violence –  Afaun Mandol

3:35 pm –  Fatherhood

3:40 pm –  Shihan performs “Father’s Day

3:45 pm –  What makes a man a role model?

4:00 pm –  Spoken Word performance by Britta B 

4:05 pm –  What makes a Man disrespect a Woman? – Kim Crosby **

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DINNER BREAK (4:35 – 5:45pm)

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EVENING PORTION OF CONFERENCE featuring SHIHAN (5:45pm)

5:45 pm –  Spoken word by Bavleen Kaur Saini (The Kaurageous1) 

5:52 pm –  Welcome to the Keynote

5:54 pm –  What makes someone take the driver’s seat?

6:00 pm –  What makes a man make a life changing choice? – Sid Naidu 

6:25 pm –  Man Enough to Be Me

6:30pm –  Special interactive Keynote performance with SHIHAN **

Speakers are invited to complete the statement ‘what makes a man’ with a 5 minute casual talk that sparks conversation. Our facilitator then includes the audience in further dialogue for 15-20 minutes.  We have invited speakers who’s voice will provide great contributions to a casual discussion of how ideas of manhood, masculinity and gender are created and enforced in society & how they affect everyday scenarios.

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Come out to What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 11th and join our speakers and guests for a discussion-focused conference 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
 

REGISTRATION 10:30am
11:00am – Morning Session begins
12:20pm – Lunch Break
1:20pm – Afternoon session begins
4:35pm – Dinner Break
5:45pm – Interactive Keynote session with SHIHAN

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

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