Equality means equality for everyone.
A Voice For Men has put together a lineup of speakers who are interested in the issues that men and boys face in today’s society. Five of the scheduled speakers for this two-day conference have previously spoken at CAFÉ events; Warren Farrell, Paul Nathanson, Barbara Kay, Miles Groth, and, most recently, Karen Straughn.
Why should an American conference on the issues facing men and boys be important to Canadians? Many of the issues which CAFÉ has held talks addressing are not just Canadian issues, they are Western society issues. Laws and policies that affect men in the States, as well as the way in which the media portrays men and reports on them, emanates up here. As former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau once quipped about being neighbours with the United States, “Living next to you is in some ways like sleeping with an elephant. No matter how friendly and even-tempered is the beast, if I can call it that, one is affected by every twitch and grunt.” So, too, are the issues that affect males south of our border felt within our own country.
CAFE is not affiliated with other organizations. However, we realize people attending this event care about issues men face in today’s society. It’s important that we get our message out that CAFE cares about these issues too, but distinguishes itself in terms of its approach.