Alan Sears will speak on ‘what makes a man take responsibility and challenge violent masculinity?’ at the White Ribbon Conference!


Alan Sears 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


Join us at ‘What Makes a Man’ the White Ribbon Conference on Saturday February 12th to join our speakers in 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 of Ryerson (or pay what you can)
Lunch provided by Salad King.

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

*All proceeds go to the White Ribbon Campaign*
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