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STAY TUNED!! WE WILL SHARING THE TALKS FROM THE 2012 WHAT MAKES A MAN WHITE RIBBON CONFERENCE SOON!

Are you upset that you didn’t get to attend the conference this year? While you missed on the powerful conversations we had as a collective, you will soon be able to watch the talks delivered by our speakers and performers! Stay tuned for more details in the upcoming weeks as we prepare to share the work of our amazing friends with the rest of the world!

Click Here for an interactive list of the speakers and spoken word artists from What Makes A Man 2012

In the meantime, join us as we continue the discussions at Higher Unlearning, a new online blogspace features discussions of men and masculinity! Some of Jeff Perera’s older pieces are up including his latest ‘Chris Brown and The Sounds Of Young Men in Free Fall’ (This article is also up in the Good Men Project magazine)

DETAILS COMING SOON!!

Pinkfish’s Reilly Dow at last years 2011 What Makes A Man conference. Join us as Reilly returns to record main talks at the 2nd annual White Ribbon Conference!

Reilly Dow is a Ryerson University Early Childhood Education Student, Graphic Recorder, Visual Artist, and Educator.

Our friend Reilly Dow returns to capture the discussions, flow of conversation and key moments during our morning & afternoon keynotes at the 2nd annual What Makes A Man White Ribbon conference! Reilly is a freelance graphic recorder based in Toronto, ON. She is available for graphic work in English, French and Spanish.

VISIT HER WEBSITE WWW.PINKFISH.CA

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Some examples of Reilly’s work at What Makes a Man 2011 last year!

 

WHAT IS GRAPHIC RECORDING?

Good question! Graphic recording is a powerful tool for synthesizing conversations, dialogues, meetings and events. The recorder creates large-format visuals in real time, tapping into the collective intelligence and wisdom of a group and bringing it to life with graphics.

These “murals” act as a public memory, and help participants in any meeting or conversation share complex ideas easily. Everyone feels acknowledged and recognizes that they are actively participating and being heard. Graphic recording increases understanding, productivity and creativity, and facilitates systems thinking. It also engages both the right and left sides of the brain.

click to see Reilly’s recording of Jeff Perera’s TEDx Ryerson talk ‘Words Speak Louder Than Actions’

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Come out to What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 11th and join Reilly as she records speakers at 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
4:30pm – 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*

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Shihan returns to Ryerson University and Toronto, Canada!

So what will Shihan be doing at the 2nd annual What Makes A Man 2012 White Ribbon Conference?

Shihan will be hanging out with us all day joining in discussions and performing during the conference before delivering the electrifying & interactive keynote performance! To get a taste of what awaits, check out this video by Lovehard from the first time Shihan Van Clief joined Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign’s Jeff Perera at a UHHU event in Jan 2011.

ABOUT THE WHAT MAKES A MAN CONFERENCE

‘What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference’  is a discussion-focused conference looking at the spectrum of identities, experiences and realities that determine ‘What Makes a Man’. It will be more of an ‘anti-conference’ as speakers are invited to complete the statement ‘what makes a man’ with a 5 minute casual talk (not an academic lecture) that sparks dialogue and 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 manhood, masculinity and gender are created and enforced in society.

ABOUT SHIHAN

Shihan grew up in New York’s Lower East Side and began his writing career in 1989, which he used to get a scholarship to Williston North Hampton School for Creative Writing. After signing with MGA Records in 1993, Shihan wrote for the video game NBA Jam Session series and the theme for Reebok’s “Blacktop” campaign. The first poet to be named iTunes “Download of the week,” Shihan was also a part of the writing and performing for MTV’s Rock the Vote campaign and Schoolhouse Rocks videos.  

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Come out to What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 11th . Join Shihan and all our 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

REGISTRATION 10:30am
11am– 4pm
5:30pm Keynote event with SHIHAN

ADMISSION $10 (or pay what you can)
Lunch provided by Salad King.
ENG 103 in the George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre.
245 Church St. (South/East corner of Church St and Gould St.)
Ryerson University
 

*All proceeds go to the White Ribbon Campaign*
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A discussion-focused conference looking at the spectrum of identities, experiences and realities that determine ‘What Makes a Man’.

Poster design by Dennis Lieu www.dennislieu.com
Logo design by Astrid Arijanto  www.astridarijanto.carbonmade.com


The ‘What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference’ is discussion-focused day, where speakers give a short 5-10 minute talks in a living-room-vibe environment to spark a 15 minute dialogue with the audience. We go from speaker to speaker in a buffet of discussions around how gender & gender constructs/pressures affect various aspects of our life and experiences.

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
4:30pm – 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*
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Visit www.whatmakesman2012.wordpress.com for more details