The Evolution of Man

Daemon Fairless, Rachel Giese, Jamil Jivani

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#MeToo campaign and the ever-common occurrences of violence perpetrated by men continue to highlight the damage that outdated ideas of masculinity wreaks on society.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.