CAFE is pleased to promote a unique and exciting talk hosted by the U of T Men’s Issues Awareness Society
Men’s Issues Awareness: A Global Comparison
Join us for a public talk featuring Igor Serebryany, columnist, editor, a former Producer of BBC World Service and a former member of the Moscow Provincial Parliament, who founded an organization similar to ours in Russia called the All Russia Fathers’ Committee. Full bio below.
He’ll compare the issues faced by boys and men in Russia with those we experience in Canada and offer a comparative global analysis of the status of males in various parts of the world.
Igor is in Canada for a brief stay so don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear an international perspective on issues that matter to us.
Tuesday, August 5th at 7:30 PM
Bahen Centre for Information Technology, BA Room 1220
40 St. George Street (U of T Campus)
Recommended Donation $5
Full Bio of Igor Serebryany
Born in 1965 in Moscow, Russia (then Soviet Union).
Graduated Moscow State University, major – journalism, in 1987; U.S. National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (Washington, DC), major – public relations, in 1997.
I’ve been working in various Russian, British, Canadian, Chinese mass media since 1987 to date. In 1993-1997, I was a member of Moscow Provincial Parliament.
I moved to Canada permanently in 2002, but had to come back to Moscow in 2008, after my newborn son was abducted by his Russian mother. (This is why and when my struggle started).
An excellent article in the National Post
It’s called “the chivalry hypothesis,” and as Dr. Rob Whitley says, what it suggests is that judges and journalists tend to portray men as villains and women as victims.
He’s one of the authors of a new McGill University study which looked at how Canadian newspapers describe mental illness and particularly if the chivalry hypothesis holds even when the women are “involved in violence or criminality.”
In other words, are articles about mentally ill women different from those about mentally ill men and are the women treated more generously?
We will definitely be contacting Dr. Whitley to see about arranging a public event to discuss the issue of media and courtroom bias in more detail.
The Canadian Association for Equality has made great progress over the last year and on the eve of the launch of the Canadian Centre for Men and Families it’s time to celebrate! Fortunately we have a very public party in mind.
This year Toronto will be hosting World Pride. The annual parade routinely draws some 1 million people and this year World Pride is expected to be even bigger.
This is a rare and not to be missed opportunity to show the world that men’s and boy’s issues awareness is an inclusive movement that values diversity so CAFE has registered to walk as an organization in the Parade.
We need to get our message out to a large and international audience, but to be effective we need a large and diverse contingent.
So register now to be a part of the CAFE contingent and walk with us and our LGBT committee this Sunday, June 29th. We’ll be meeting between 11am and noon. The parade starts at 1pm.
Please contact us today at email@example.com
- Canadian Association for Equality Board of Directors
The renowned author and women’s rights champion Erin Pizzey speaks at the Domestic Violence 2014 Symposium in Toronto
CAFE is pleased to promote a U of T Men’s Issues Awareness Society upcoming event:
1in6 men have been sexually assaulted. Join us for a public talk on
The Men’s Project
Thursday, June 19, 2014
Bahen Centre for Information Technology, BA Room 1190
40 St. George Street (U of T Campus)
Recommended Donation $5
Rick Goodwin, MSW RSW, is Executive Director of The Men’s Project and 1in6Canada.ca, the nation’s knowledge centre on male sexual trauma and recovery. His pioneering work built in Ottawa the first resource centre dedicated to mental health, abuse prevention, counselling and a range of vital services for men and families.
Rick will explain the significance of men’s programs and share his experiences as we build Toronto’s first “men’s centre”: the Canadian Centre for Men and Families.
Barbara Kay in the National Post
Sharp Magazine feature piece The War on Men, featuring interviews with CAFE Board members Adam McPhee and Dan Perrins
Alex Nino Gheciu
illustrations by Ryan Inzana
Portraits by Josh Fee
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Equality Day Will Proceed This Sunday, June 1st at SW Corner of Yonge-Dundas
Canadian Association for Equality Responds to Misinformation with Education
TORONTO, ONTARIO — (May 30, 2014) Canadian Association for Equality (CAFE) will proceed with the first annual Equality Day (E-Day) this Sunday, June 1st from 12PM to 7PM. Volunteers with CAFE will be engaging directly with the public at the South-West corner of Dundas and Yonge, across from Dundas Square.
Equality Day musical activities will be postponed to next Sunday, June 8. Details to be announced.
CAFE received overwhelming support from musicians, sponsors and the general public for Equality Day. After several months of productive collaboration, the original venue Artscape Gibralter-Point cancelled the use of their location after receiving a small number of misinformed complaints.
“CAFE is an educational charity working with support from City Councillors, MPPs, hospital health programs and other social service agencies to host important programs and services for those in need,” said CAFE Outreach Director Denise Fong.
CAFE events have been the target of illegal protests, dangerous acts like the pulling of fire alarms, and now a campaign of misinformation against a music festival celebrating equality.
“Our opponents have expanded much effort to prevent others from hearing what we have to say or allowing others to make up their own mind,” said Fong. “This Sunday we welcome the public to come out and speak with us to learn firsthand about CAFE and equal parenting.”
Canadian Association for Equality