White Ribbon Campaign and Western Mustangs team-up for 9th annual Father’s Day Breakfast

Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) will host its 9th annual Father’s Day Breakfast tomorrow (Tuesday, May 26) from 8 to 10:15 a.m. at the Marconi Club (120 Clarke Road) in London, Ont.

CREVAWC, based at Western’s Faculty of Education, is committed to the prevention of violence against women and children through knowledge-based innovation, collaboration and equality.

This year, guest speakers include Jeff Perera, Community Engagement Manager for the White Ribbon Campaign and founder of Higher Unlearning, and Greg Marshall, head coach of the Western Mustangs football team.

White Ribbon is the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls while promoting gender equity, healthy relationships and a new vision of masculinity. Perera also curates the annual What Makes A Man conference and organized the first TEDxWomen’s event in Toronto.

Marshall started his football career as a fullback for the Western Mustangs and later played professionally for the Edmonton Eskimos, winning the Grey Cup in
1982. The former coach of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats was named CFL Coach of the Year in his rookie year. Marshall has served as head coach of the Western Mustangs since 2007.

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