Book Jeff Perera

Bring Jeff Perera to your organization, community or campus space for an engaging multimedia talk, discussion or session about new ideas of manhood, what it means to be a man today, and how toxic ideas of gender affect our lives and relationships!

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Watch Jeff’s latest TEDx talk  ‘The Ladder of Manhood’ a meditation on the shrinking circle of violence, the pursuit of identity, healthy vs. toxic masculinity, and how too many men are fluent in the language of violence. 


Watch Jeff’s first TEDx talk Words Speak Louder Than Actions exploring the power of our words, the impact we all make, and the impact we CAN make!


Click to hear Jeff on CBC’s ‘The Current’ re: Male leaders taking responsibility for their behaviour vs dismissing it with ‘Boys Will Be Boys’ rhetoric

Hear Jeff on CBC Radio’s ‘The Current’ discuss the role men and young men can play to help end violence against women

Jeff featured in : ‘Please Be That Guy! 7 Men Who Are Transforming Masculinity


About Jeff Perera

Jeff speaks to people of all walks of life (from organizations and community spaces to grade school, high school, college and university students) on how society’s unattainable concepts of masculinity are effecting men and boys as well and impacting women and girls.  He has delivered two TEDx talks on Masculinity and men’s toxic pursuits of identity: Words Speak Louder Than Actions and The Ladder of Manhood. Jeff started Higher Unlearning, as an online space to explore how ideas of gender and masculinity impact us in everyday life where we work, live and study.

Jeff founded the annual ‘What Makes a Man’ Conference and was event director for the first TEDxWomen event in Toronto, Canada. Jeff 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 and equity awards.

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