Rape Prevention on Campus

On February 1, 2012 diverse actions took place in nearly every university and college community across Canada for the National Day of Action.  As a member of the FemRev Collective I had an opportunity to speak at the University of Manitoba, voicing the issue of campus safety. This is what I had to say.  …

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Folk-ing Around

I received lots of support following my last post about the Winnipeg Folk Festival.  Writing about my experience was difficult and had me reliving my emotional trauma. But, it opened dialogue for me with friends and acquaintances that have had similar experiences but no place to address them.   Right now I want to acknowledge…

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Violent Encounter at the Winnipeg Folk Festival

For the past six months I haven’t been comfortable with writing this blog. I’ve been posting occasionally, sharing information but I’ve left out most of my experiences this last half year.  Documenting my personal experience from doing the Men’s Banner Project is really hard. That sucks because that’s the main goal of this blog.  Since the…

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Winnipeg Folk Festival 2011

July was a fantastic and busy month for me.  The Men’s Banner Project was one of the Winnipeg Folk Festival’s Campground Art and Animation projects. I created and exhibited a Men’s Banner, a process that took place throughout the five days of the festival.  I love folk fest and have been going every summer for…

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Adrienne Wilkinson at Comic Con

Saturday afternoon actor and producer Adrienne Wilkinson visited the Men’s Banner Project table. She was interested in putting her hand on the banner. I explained participating in making the banner was just for men but I appreciated the support.  She graciously posed for a photo with me.  Adrienne Wilkinson and myself

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Number One is added to the Men’s Banner

This year Jonathan Frakes was a celebrity guest at Comic Con. He is known for his roles as William Riker on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Gargoyles, NCIS: Los Angeles, Criminal Minds, Wings, The Twilight Zone, Eight is Enough, Charlie’s Angels and Fantasy Island.  My favorites were Star Trek and Gargoyles! With a brief introduction…

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An Explosive Event!

This weekend my mission was to boldly go where no men’s banner has gone before. I took part in the Central Canada Comic Con at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, creating another men’s banner on site. Surprisingly this was the best experience I’ve ever had making a banner. I completed one in two days with no…

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UMSU Council Men 2010

 The University of Manitoba Student Union Council. After a brief presentation of the Men’s Banner Project a few men made the promise to be non-violent and to stand against the violence they witness.

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