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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!!

For a second year in a row, the KING returns to feed us at What Makes A Man 2012!

The classic taste of Salad King, that has been a tradition for the Ryerson community and City of Toronto returns  to provide lunch for the attendees of the ‘What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: 2012 White Ribbon Conference! Last year’s conference was the first place to catch their classic food before they re-opened at their new location. Enjoy the incredible speakers and discussion, then partake in that classic Thai cuisine during the lunch break!

Conference admission $10 or pay what you can with lunch from Salad King included!

Come out to What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 11th and join the many 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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Join us for Samantha and Nick’s talk at the 2nd annual
What Makes A Man White Ribbon Conference this Saturday!

After you. No after you. Sound familar? If you have read the latest edition of McClungs Magazine, you have read the joint dual article Samantha and Nick wrote on Chivalry.  Join us at the What Makes A Man conference as they speak on the topic with the audience in a short talk before we have Ryerson Sociology professor Alan Sears present McClungs Magazine with a special award to acknowledge their 20th anniversary!

Click here to check the latest edition of McClungs Magazine out online

Samantha Anderson is an Aboriginal woman from the Selkirk First Nation in the Yukon and the current Co- Editor-in-Chief of the independent feminist magazine McClung’s. She believes that through conferences like What Makes A Man we can work toward inclusivity and respect for all people, regardless of gender. She lives in Toronto.

 

Nick Spector is in his final year of journalism at Ryerson. He specializes in multimedia production but is pursuing ambitions of becoming a documentary photographer/photojournalist. He is currently a member of McClungs Magazine’s art department. The former editor-in-chief of The Modern Gentleman joins us to discuss his views on chivalry.

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Come out to What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 11th and join Heather and many other 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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Come hear Abby Davis and Laura Darcy speak on the most important part of a movement:
The 1st Follower at WMAM 2012: “

Abby and Laura’s campaign ‘Be The First’  is powered by their joint presentation that creates awareness of the importance of following a movement. Their interactive talk will be just before our morning keynote with the ultimate example of the power of the follower in spreading a message across the world: Slutwalk Toronto.

Abby Davis and Laura Darcy are both currently students at Ryerson University. Abby is in her 4th year of Social Work and Laura is currently in her 3rd year of Photography. Abby and Laura have worked together for the past 2 years as student leaders living in residence on campus. Through their experiences as student leaders they have begun to view leadership differently as they have noticed a greater need for more people to learn how to follow. They look to highlight the positive aspects of being a follower instead of focusing on the negative connotations. Abby and Laura want to bring awareness to the significance and impact the supporting role can play in a movement.

Follow the The 1st Follower: ‘Be The First’ is on Twitter
@The1stFollower

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Come out to What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 11th and join Abby & Laura as well as the many other 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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Come hear Derek share and discuss what it means to ‘Act like a Man’ at the 2nd annual White Ribbon conference!

Comedian & Activist Derek Forgie is the founder and Chair of the Heterosexuals for Same Sex Equality.  The HSSE’s mandate is to bring a message of acceptance and understanding to society, by correcting misinformation and cultural myths which negatively affect civil rights surrounding same-sex issues.   Students and teachers from across the province find the HSSE’s Equality Check – Better. Now.”  presentation to be accessible, uplifting and relevant to their schools commitment to safety, inclusion and character development.

 

Their most recent short film “Are You A Man?” targets homophobic straight men directly and is enjoying an impressive viral life on-line.  To watch it, (and learn more) visit: StraightNotNarrow.ca

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

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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RYERSON ENGINEERS! Show your pride and join us as we say thank you to the RESS execs for being role models at the 2nd annual What Makes A Man conference!

The Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign wishes to acknowledge the Ryerson Engineering Student Society for their leadership and role modelling during the course of the 2011-2012 academic year at Ryerson U with a ‘White Ribbon Champion’ award.

The ‘White Ribbon Champion’ award is presented to a group that works to create and nurture a gender-equitable campus for the Ryerson community to work, live and study.  When someone vandalized a Women in Engineering poster in the George Vari building, RESS was quick to speak out via social media and condemn the act. RESS VP Communications Natasha Niznik said “Engineers are supposed to hold certain morals and a thirst for justice. It goes hand in hand with the responsibility we are given by society.”

Ryerson male engineering students rallied to show support of RESS VP External Jolene Funk, who spoke at the annual December 6th Memorial, with a surprise gift of flowers and a note.

The note reads: On this day in 1989, a terrible act took place  because of ignorance and intolerance. We can never understand the way you feel, but we can instead try to educate those around us and create tolerance, acceptance, and understanding within the engineering community. We can put a stop to negative attitudes and discrimination to ensure that nothing this horrible ever happens again. We will continue to promote the best our community can be through action, attitude and example so that everyone feels comfortable and welcome in engineering at Ryerson.

Sincerely,  The M.I.E. (Men in Engineering)”

Jolene Funk will be on hand to accept the award and deliver a short talk on what makes for a good engineer at our discussion-focused event. Check out the program for the conference for details and to see the other amazing speakers joining us! We look forward to seeing proud Ryerson Engineering students out to join us!

Join us as we award RESS and RESS VP Jolene Funk delivers a talk at the 2nd annual What Makes A Man White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 11th

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Come out to What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 11th . Join Jolene, RESS 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
 

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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Join us and catch Rohan Sharma’s stirring talk at the What Makes A Man 2012 White Ribbon Conference!

Rohan Sharma  is a Entrepreneurship (’11) graduate from the Ted Rogers School of Management at Ryerson University.

As a student at Ryerson he helped create the Ryerson Entrepreneur Institute (REI) and was the President of Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Ryerson University. During his term as President, he led the team to become the #1 SIFE team in Canada; earning Ryerson the title of the Most Enterprising Campus in Canada. During his tenure at SIFE he led 124 student volunteers from across the faculties at Ryerson and helped impact the lives of over 4,400 individuals including at-risk youth, first nations people, high school students and young entrepreneurs.

He currently works as a Manager at a wealth management firm and volunteers his time in leadership roles at the Toronto Vegetarian Association and ENT Ryerson – the Ryerson Entrepreneurship Alumni Network.

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

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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Join us as Alan Sears presents McClungs Magazine with a special
‘White Ribbon Champion’ award for 20 years of working toward change!

We are excited to have Ryerson’s Alan Sears deliver a talk and present McClung’s Magazine with a special acknowledgement on reaching their 20th anniversary. McClung’s is a feminist magazine based out of Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada that publishes twice a year (in January and in April) and is largely student-produced. McClungs started as a photocopied magazine 19 years ago. Along the way the magazine has won a Canadian Association of Journalists award. “We reflect our readers–who are interested in eclectic, wild, weird and wonderful pop culture, politics, news and social issues from Toronto and around the world. We give our readers stories about people they can’t find anywhere else.”

We humbly say thank you to the McClungs Magazine family with a special ‘White Ribbon Champion’ award for working towards making Ryerson a more gender-equitable space to work, live and study.

Delivering a talk and presenting the award will be Ryerson University’s Alan Sears. Alan teaches Sociology at Ryerson University and is a long-time activist in queer and radical movements. He has written about queer movements, AIDS/HIV, the education system, work and radical renewal.

It is disproportionately young men who carry out this brutalization, so full liberation means challenging the particular kinds of masculinity that promote violence against both women and those perceived as “queers” says Alan in his article ’30 Years On: The Toronto Bathhouse Raids and Sexual and Gender Liberation’  in the New Socialist Webzine

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Come out to What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 11th and join Heather and many other 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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photo from http://torontogp.blogspot.com

We are excited to have the Slutwalk TO team at WMAM 2012 ‘Higher Unlearning’!
Join us for a conversation with Heather Jarvis and the SlutWalk TO team at the 2nd annual White Ribbon Conference!

Heather Jarvis is a queer, sex- and body-positive feminist. With experience in women and gender studies, social work and community activism she was furious upon hearing a representative of the police slut-shame survivors and people at risk of sexual assault. Not entirely shocked by the incident, Jarvis believes we should be beyond the myths of people ‘asking’ or ‘deserving’ to be assaulted due to their behaviour or appearance. As a survivor and advocate for empowerment, Jarvis constantly aims to shed shame around sex and sexuality. She feels we deserve safe streets and a supportive justice system.  Described as an eternal optimist by some who know her, Heather Jarvis refuses to believe things cannot change. She is determined to continuously work on improving this world through increased respect, consent, understanding and acceptance.

Slutwalk Toronto asks you to join them in their mission to spread the word that those those who experience sexual assault are not the ones at fault, without exception.

Visit SlutWalk TO’s website

Like the Slutwalk TO Facebook page 

Follow Slutwalk TO on Twitter 

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Come out to What Makes A Man. Higher Unlearning: The 2012 White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 11th and join Heather and many other 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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