The Evolution of Man

Daemon Fairless, Rachel Giese, Jamil Jivani

The Evolution of Man

Moderator: Minelle Mahtani

Event Number: 47
Tickets: $20.00

The Evolution of Man

Daemon Fairless, Rachel Giese, Jamil Jivani

Friday, October 19
10:00am - 11:30am
Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston St, Vancouver

The #MeToo campaign and the ever-common occurrences of violence perpetrated by men continue to highlight the damage that outdated ideas of masculinity wreaks on society. Meanwhile, the social and emotional development of boys is hindered by the toxic rules of what it means to be a man. Today, three exceptional authors offer potential antidotes. Rachel Giese explains why gender equality can liberate young men as much as women in Boys: What It Means to Become a Man. Activist and Yale Law graduate Jamil Jivani and former CBC producer Daemon Fairless investigate the root of male violence in their respective books, Why Young Men and Mad Blood Stirring. For those raising and educating boys, and for anyone looking for positive ways forward, this is an urgent conversation for our time.

Minelle Mahtani is a former television journalist for CBC and is now an Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Justice at UBC.

Also suitable for grades 10–12.

Presented in partnership with HarperCollins Canada.

Event Participants:

Daemon Fairless

Ontario

Daemon Fairless is a writer and journalist with a master’s degree in neuroscience, who has worked as a producer on CBC Radio’s flagship current affairs show As It Happens, and as a print journalist for the science journal Nature. His book, Mad Blood Stirring: The Inner Lives of Violent Men, looks at the fascinating historic and sociological insights into male violence told from the perspective of someone who fights those base instincts himself.

 

Rachel Giese

Rachel Giese

Ontario

Rachel Giese is the author of Boys: What it Means to Become a Man. She is an editor-at-large at Chatelaine and a regular contributor to CBC Radio. Her award-winning journalism has appeared in Toronto Life, The Walrus, Flare, The Globe and Mail, Today’s Parent and NewYorker.com. She lives in Toronto with her wife and son.

rachel-giese.com, @rachelagiese

 

Jamil Jivani

Jamil Jivani

Ontario

Jamil Jivani is a visiting professor at Yale University and was a visiting professor at Toronto’s Osgoode Hall Law School, where he focused on issues affecting youth, immigrants and low-income families. Jivani was awarded the 2015 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Association of Black Lawyers. His first book, Why Young Men, explores the psychology of radicalization in young men and pursues a counterintuitive argument to change the way young men are socialized. 

jamiljivani.ca, @jamiljivani