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Saturday, October 20 • 11:28am - 11:52am
Re-defining Manhood: A Message to Men, to Boys, to Us All
Introduction by Nina Simons, Bioneers co-founder
In this brutally honest and provocative talk, Kevin Powell offers his own life journey to illustrate how we can transform our concepts of manhood. Raised by a single mother in the inner city, Kevin's rites of passage were typical of many heterosexual males: sports, violence, and viewing women and girls as mother figures or sexual objects, and nothing more. This view of women and girls exploded when, in his early 20s, he pushed a girlfriend into a bathroom door during an argument. Decades later, thanks to years of therapy, study, healing, and a commitment to growth and change, Kevin has become a solution-oriented writer, activist and speaker seeking to re-define manhood around nonviolence, peace, love, healthy self-expression, and as an ally to women and people of all gender identities.

Introduced By
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Nina Simons

Founder, Bioneers
Nina Simons, co-founder of Bioneers and its Chief Relationship Strategist is also co-founder of Women Bridging Worlds and Connecting Women Leading Change. She co-edited the anthology book, Moonrise: The Power of Women Leading from the Heart, and her next book, Nature, Culture & The... Read More →

Keynote Speakers
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Kevin Powell

Writer, The Education of Kevin Powell: A Boy's Journey into Manhood
Kevin Powell, a leading figure in the movement to redefine manhood and in contemporary American political, cultural and literary life as well as in the hip-hop arena, is the product of a single mother, absent father and severe poverty in his youth. In spite of those challenges he... Read More →

Saturday October 20, 2018 11:28am - 11:52am PDT
Veterans Memorial Auditorium (VMA)