The first Men’s Story Project production in Canada took place in March 2019 at McGill University, led by HeForShe McGill! Check out the event program here and the event page here.
Production sponsors: HeForShe McGill, The Institute for Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies
Co-sponsors: Delta Kappa Epsilon, Queer McGill, McGill chapter of Jack.org, OSVRSE, Player’s Theatre
Presenters: Younes Boubekeur, Karim Elmallakh,Tom Zhai
MSP video stories: Hawk Newsome, Amir Rabiyah
Directors: Sam Szabo, Cheyenne Cranston
Event production team: Aakshi Puri, Radhika Raturi, Marika Monarque, Hannah Judelson-Kelly, Lucy Mackinnon, Mariana Furneri, Ravi Dwivedi-Leng, Sophia Virvilis, Amani Premjee, Judith Minialai, Aya Mouelhi, Maddy Evans, Andrea Gantous
Videography: Soyeon Lee, Manhar Anand, Hana Victoria
Photography: Owen Bai, Donghoon Lee, Maddy Evans
Resource/Action Fair representatives: Luca Zarow, Stephanie Pye, Alexandra Beck, Victoria Pagan + active listener, Arabella Vaillancourt, Phoebe Fisher, Lia Holla + active listener, Alanna Miller, Jadyn Nomore, Yilin Zhang, Zoe Verzani
Here is some audience feedback from the event:
“It was very powerful & inspiring, I can’t wait for next year! All of the presentations allowed me to get insight into experiences I could never imagine/live through and I think that is a very important aspect of intersectional equality.” -Female student
“[I] liked the intimate setting: a space where participants felt at ease to share their experience. There is a huge benefit for these kinds of presentations to take place for men. Can open up more about their experiences in order to change prevalent mindsets. Was glad to learn from other men’s stories.” -Male community member
“I think it’s an amazing space to talk about a topic that is not as mainstream as it should be… welcoming to conversation, free of judgement, and open to comments from all perspectives.” -Female student
See complete transcribed audience feedback here.