Next Gen Men is redefining what ‘manhood’ means, so that boys and men experience less pain and cause less harm. That is their vision and their mission and it ties in really well to what I'm trying to do with this podcast. On this episode, we discuss the work he’s doing at Next Gen Men, how the patriarchy hurts men, the journey of a young boy, cancel culture vs consequence culture, unlearning, the importance of nuance in these conversations and much much more. You can learn more on their website linked above, and follow them on social media @nextgenmen on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. You can also sign up for their next event for men and the connection to substance abuse here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/next-gen-men-circle-talks-masculinity-substance-use-tickets-127390760193
More about Jake: As Next Gen Men's Executive Director, Jake is a passionate speaker and facilitator focused on gender-based issues related to the social and emotional development of young men, the health and well-being of men in communities, and gender equity in workplaces.
Jake was named one of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40, as well as having earned recognition from Ashoka, the British Council, and the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion. He has spoken at the United Nations as part of the Canadian Delegation, and participated in the UN Women Safe Cities Initiative Global Forum. He is also a proud advisor to the Calgary Immigrant Women's Association, Canadian Women & Sport, as well as the Calgary Women's Emergency Shelter.
Also, it's Movember, and my buddy Gautham is raising money! I donated $50 and it would be great to have more of the Imperfect community work to raise money for his cause. Movember is an organization that raises money to change the narrative around mental health for men. You can donate to his fund here.