Jeff Perera: reprising his TEDx RyersonU talk ‘Words Speak Louder Than Actions’

Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign co-chairperson Jeff Perera will be reprising his TEDx RyersonU 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.

Here is the video of Jeff’s TEDx talk

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.  He has created numerous events on Gender equity issues on campus, including a series of 20 events for the 20th Anniversary of the December 6th Montreal Massacre. Jeff has spoken at and created numerous events on inspiring healthy masculinities and engaging men in becoming a part of change at Ryerson and on other campuses and schools. Jeff is a Social Work Student and an Academic Success Facilitator at Ryerson.  At Ryerson University, he has working with students, staff, administration, faculty and the numerous & diverse student groups and course unions  from all four corners of the university towards a safer and more inclusive space in which to work, live or study.

Jeff and Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign co-chairperson Miranda Hassell are excited to deliver this conference for the Ryerson University community and friends across Toronto and beyond.


Join us at ‘What Makes a Man’ the White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 12th to hear Jeff and many other speakers speak at a discussion-focused conference looking at the spectrum of identities, experiences and realities that determine ‘What Makes a Man’.
10:30am – 3:30pm SCC 115, Student Campus Centre, 55 Gould St, Ryerson University
$5 for Ryerson members. $10 for friends outside of the Ryerson Community.
Lunch provided by Salad King.

Keynote event ‘Behind the Masc’ with Carlos Andrés Gómez and Reilly Dow (graphic recorder) @ 4:30pm
Admission $10* (free for Conference Delegates)

*All proceeds go to the White Ribbon Campaign
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