Time: 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: Café Bloom, 1940 Centre St. (corner Jardin St.)
Recently, feminist mobilization campaigns have received a lot of media attention. Their common goal: putting men at the center of the discussion. Internationally, #HeforShe, a campaign launched by UN Women, argued that gender equality is not solely a women’s issue and called on men to make their voices heard. Closer to home, #BeenRapedNeverReported made men more aware of the realities faced by women in their communities. At the same time, feminist voices are emerging that oppose this new focus. Can men be part of the feminist movement without transforming its very nature? What are the advantages and disadvantages of their participation? This public conversation invites people of all genders to explore what it means to be an ally. If men want to support feminist causes, what role should they play? How can we work together (or separately) to fight gender-based oppression?
Organized in collaboration with the Forum jeunesse de l’ile de Montréal.
Ford Cov is a human who spends their time thinking, talking, and writing to dismantle intersectional oppression. Ford believes in a world without hierarchy, where all life exists in harmony and mutual support. To this end, Ford refuses to define themselves or anyone else under the value systems put in place by sexist, racist, ableist, colonial, profit-driven societal models.
A lawyer by training, Cathy Wong was elected the youngest President in the history of the Conseil des Montréalaises. She is the former chair of the Jeune Conseil de Montréal and the Forum jeunesse de l’île de Montréal and currently works as a Development Agent for the Youth Sector with the YMCAs of Québec. Cathy can be heard on CIBL and on Radio-Canada, where she is a host and columnist.
Noémie Brière-Marquez is a Citizen Participation Officer for the Forum jeunesse de l’île de Montréal where she coordinates numerous projects to ensure better representation of young people in city affairs. A graduate of Laval University in International Development and Humanitarian Action, Noémie is passionate about politics, international cooperation and citizen participation.