Category: What Makes a Man Conference

Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign co-chairperson Jeff Perera will be reprising his TEDx Ryerson talk ‘Words Speak Louder Than Actions’ at the ‘Behind the Masc‘ performance with world-renown poet and spoken word artist Carlos Andrés Gómez. Carlos’ powerful event will be the keynote performance at the ‘What Makes a Man…’ White Ribbon Conference at Ryerson University.

Jeff Perera is a volunteer workshop facilitator and speaker with the White Ribbon Campaign, the world’s largest effort to engage men in ending men’s violence against women. He is founder and co-chairperson of the Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign at Ryerson University. Jeff and RWRC co-chairperson Miranda Hassell are excited to deliver this conference for the Ryerson University community and greater Ryerson community.


What Makes a Man someone I love?
What Makes a Man someone I hate?
What Makes a Man someone I admire?

…how did you come to understand What Makes A Man?

The Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign and the White Ribbon Campaign presents: What Makes a Man. The White Ribbon Conference at Ryerson University

Saturday February 12th – SCC 115 Student Campus Centre , 55 Gould St. Ryerson University

$5 for Ryerson members, $10 for friends of Ryerson ( or pay what you can)

A discussion-focused conference looking at the spectrum of identities, experiences and realities that determine ‘What Makes a Man’.

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Conference @ 10:30am – 3:30 pm
Facilitators – Carlos Andrés Gómez and Kim Crosby

Limited Seating – Register Today –

‘Behind the Masc’ with Carlos Andrés Gómez
and Reilly Dow (graphic recorder) @ 4:30pm

Featuring the winner of the 2011 Urban Hip Hop Union Poetry Slam
Admission $10* (free for Conference Delegates)
*All proceeds go to the White Ribbon Campaign

Behind the Masc: with Carlos Andrés Gómez: A special interactive and intimate performance that looks at what it means to be a ‘good man’ in a world where ‘masculinity’ is confined by the narrowest of definitions. Carlos performs a spoken word piece addressing various themes around masculinity and then the audience shares provoked thoughts, their reflections and own related stories. It will also be an exploration of the powerful and beautiful things that can define manhood.

Performance to be illustrated by Graphic Recorder Reilly Dow (TEDx Ryerson performer visit for more info)


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RWRC works to end men’s violence against women and inspire men to be the best versions of themselves. We don’t seek to blame or shame men, but encourage them to become part of a change affecting the lives of both men and women.

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