Last week we shared a conversation about the themes behind our event name. This week we want to continue the conversation right here, right now…

We usually follow up the question about our event name with “well, what about men?”

Why are aren’t men participating in the conversation?
How do we not have any male speaker nominations?
What about male volunteers?

We believe firmly that this conversation, without men, is only one-sided. And that is not the kind of conversation that we want to have at TEDxTheGlebeWomen. It takes a conversation to make a change.

We have been to many an event and meetings over the past several weeks sharing the conversation with people from all walks of life, from all parts of the city. When we approach men or when they are encouraged to approach us, they automatically assume that they can’t be a part of the conversation, that they don’t have anything to contribute, or that their voice isn’t going to be listened to.

Men have mothers, sisters, female friends, partners, so to pretend that they are not a part of the issue, the conversation, the solution is to limit our own growth as individuals, as families, as communities, and as a nation. Our team believes strongly that men are also responsible for taking small actions, every day to effect larger change.

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This is a people’s issue.The issue AND the solution is about people coming together to have a conversation.

So…what about men?

You are invited AND encouraged to attend and engage in the conversation.

We look forward to hosting you on the 29th.

Do you have a question? Email us, message us, comment below! We want to start the conversation right here, right now.

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