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 WHAT MAKES A MAN: THE 2016 WHITE RIBBON CONFERENCE

‘The Road to Manhood’

February 19, 2016

MaRS Discovery District

#WMAM2016

An action-oriented, discussion-focused event exploring how ideas of
manhood impact us in everyday life. WMAM seeks to inspire men to
embrace roles they can play in creating real change.

Tickets available via EVENTBRITE!

FRIDAY, February 19th, 2016

MaRS Discovery District, 101 College Street

Toronto, Canada

8:30AM to 5:00PM EST

Speakers & bios.


WELCOME TO WMAM2016!

OPENING REMARKS
8:30AM

Cat Criger

Todd Minerson & Judy Virago, MCs

 


KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Dawn Lavell-Harvard
President of the Native Women’s Association of Canada
9:00 – 10:00

 


PANEL DISCUSSION: MEN & MASCULINITY ON & OFF THE FIELD.
10:00 – 11:00

Moderated by Shireen Ahmed, this panel explores how the ideas and ideals of manhood and masculinity impact men in the world of sports culture and everyday life.
Panel discussion with Stacey May Fowles, The Argos’ Matt Black, and Kendra Fisher.

 


REFRESHMENT BREAK
11:00 – 11:15

 


SNAPSHOT PRESENTATIONS Session One
11:15 – 12:00PM 

Individual speakers sharing personal stories about their experiences with masculinity, creating safe spaces, best practices and lived experiences.
Session One with Benjamin Boles, Maya Bedward, Eternia, Jean-Paul Bédard and Henri Fabergé (via video presentation).

 


OSSTF-FINALFINALLUNCH
12:001:00
Lunch Generously Sponsored By OSSTF

 


TBD – AUDIENCE PARTICIPATION

1:00 – 1:15

 


MILITARY CULTURE AND EVOLVING MASCULINITY
1:15 – 2:15 

Moderated by Peter Armstrong, panelists will re-examine the ways in which narrowly constructed versions of masculinity have proven harmful in a military context. The panel will explore efforts we can use to engage men to create safer and inclusive learning, training and workplace environments for women.

Panel discussion with Ashley Bickerton, Julie Lalonde, OCRCC  and Simon Linklater

 


SNAPSHOT PRESENTATIONS Session Two
2:15 – 3:00

Individual speakers sharing personal stories about their experiences with masculinity, creating safe spaces, best practices and lived experiences.
Session Two with Paul Elliott, Manisha Krishnan, Elamin Abdelmahmood,  Ben Barry, Frank Colosimo, and Mike Reynolds (via video presentation).

 


REFRESHMENT BREAK
3:00-3:15 

 


MOVING AHEAD A NATIONAL INQUIRY INTO MISSING AND MURDERED INDIGENOUS WOMEN
3:15 – 4:30

Journalist Angela Sterritt will facilitate a panel examining the needs of indigenous people and roles for male allies as Canada prepares for a National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Panel discussion including Cat Criger, Gladys Radek and Lyndia Jones .

 


CLOSING REMARKS
4:30 – 5:00