Feels X Gains: Emotions, Masculinity and Support
Tuesday, March 17
12:30PM - 1:30PM
110 E 2nd St
Offline you're a normal dude, happy enough, nice enough and good enough. Online though, you're either a raging douchebag who can do no wrong or a sadsack whose FB friends are all happier, famouser and in better relationships with hotter girls or guys.
Join our panel of mental health experts, healthy relationship facilitators, gender theorists and one meathead Jersey-boy poet to discuss how men talk about (or don't talk about) emotions online.
We've seen really horrible things done over the last year by men who are lost, who don't have a healthy relationship to their own feelings and who don't have a place to develop those emotions.
And what about community? Is it important for guys to have a safe space online? Or is that an invitation to create an angry mob of dudes? How can we be heard while still listening to and learning from others?
Let's create products and apps and programs and games that help guys figure out these complex feels. Together we can be awesomer.
Christopher Gandin Le
Since graduating from Teachers College of Columbia University, Christopher Gandin Le has dedicated himself to harnessing the power of technology to save lives and educate people on mental health an...Show the rest
Since graduating from Teachers College of Columbia University, Christopher Gandin Le has dedicated himself to harnessing the power of technology to save lives and educate people on mental health and suicide prevention.
He has helped launch the Suicide Prevention Resource Center, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, the Veterans Crisis Line, Crisis Text Line and CrisisChat.org. During his tenure at the Lifeline, he established protocol for online suicide prevention and partnerships with Facebook, MySpace, Google, YouTube and Twitter.Hide the rest
Dir of Special Projects
David Tuck isn't published, he's not famous and he's not ashamed of that. He's an advocate for mental health, specifically in the Latin@ population and has experienced first hand the problems with machismo posturing in his community.
The UnSlut Project
Women Action and the Media
Jamia Wilson is many things: An activist. A feminist. A storyteller. A mediamaker. But more than anything, she is a natural-born thought leader. As Executive Director of YTH, a nonprofit organizati...Show the rest
Jamia Wilson is many things: An activist. A feminist. A storyteller. A mediamaker. But more than anything, she is a natural-born thought leader. As Executive Director of YTH, a nonprofit organization that advances youth, health, and wellness through technology, the former TED Prize Storyteller, and former President of Programs at The Women’s Media Center, Jamia has been a powerful force in the social justice movement for nearly a decade. As a leading voice on feminist and women’s rights issues, her work and words have appeared in and on several outlets such as New York Magazine, The Today Show, and The Washington Post. She’s also a staff writer for Rookie Magazine and has contributed to several books such as Madonna and Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop, and I Still Believe Anita Hill.Hide the rest