Jeff Perera [ Speaker + Activist ]
Jeff Perera has been speaking on healthy versus toxic masculinity, and men helping end gender-based violence for over six years to tens of thousands of people across Canada. Jeff has delivered engaging and interactive multimedia talks with elementary, high school, and post-secondary students as well as people in various organizations and spaces about what it means to be a man today.
He has delivered two TEDx talks: ‘Words Speak Louder Than Actions’ which looks at the power of our words, and ‘The Ladder of Manhood’ which explore’ male pursuit of identity and how too many men are fluent in a language of violence. Jeff created ‘Higher Unlearning’ as an online space to explore how narrow ideas of gender effect men and boys, and impact women and girls in everyday life. Jeff founded the annual ‘What Makes A Man’ Conference and was event director for the first TEDx Women event in Toronto.
He was named to Racism Free Ontario’s Top 100 Person of Colour list spotlighting anti-racism activists. Jeff’s awareness-raising initiatives to create inclusive spaces for people of all walks of life have earned him numerous human rights & equity awards.'
January 19th, 2019 | Season 1 | 2 hrs 33 mins
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In this episode of the AwokenWord podcast, Anuj Rastogi is joined by Jeff Perera, public speaker, motivator and leading voice in the evolution of our perceptions of manhood, masculinity and empathy. A well-respected voice, TEDx speaker and writer, Jeff has been devoted to the cause long before the #metoo movement, and polarizing ads such as that from Gillette, were in the public consciousness. Anuj and Jeff explore both very personal and collective experiences on issues of self reflection as men, self-love, as well as the related conversations on race, and our current political climate.