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Fathers’ Group: Gentle…Man Speaker Series

GENTLE … MAN SPEAKER SERIES Featuring Principal Adam Lewis
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. via Zoom

About the Gentle…Man Speaker Series
Where the way through adolescence to adulthood was once unencumbered, nowadays it seems as though it has never been more challenging to be a young man. Today, growing up has become more multifaceted and ambiguous. An embedded self-consciousness lingers for our boys these days and thus understanding what a good man looks like is anything but straightforward in 2020 – 2021.

Dare we aim to give our boys the permission to look into their respective hearts with their eyes wide open versus with their eyes “wide shut”? The BC High Fathers’ Group is proud to herald in the “Gentle … Man Speaker Series”. Our aim is to broaden what it means to be a man in the present day and beyond. The journey to manhood is set in motion when male stereotypes are shaken.

By shifting the paradigm the BC High Fathers’ Group seeks to explore what it means to be a man in 2020 – 2021. Perhaps one’s greatest strengths can be found within gentleness and vulnerability.

It is ok to be different.
It is ok to stand out.
It is ok to show emotions.
It is ok to exhibit some doubt.
It is ok to be vulnerable.
It is ok to be kind.
It is ok to put others before me.
It is ok to reach out if you are feeling left behind.
It is ok to be aware or to outwardly care.

The BC High Fathers’ Group wants to put a “pause” between the words ‘Gentle’ & ‘Man’ so that our young men of BC High can arrive at a deep process of awareness. Let’s put contemplation and reflection to the forefront for our boys as they seek to emotionally identify with where they stand in the world today. Let’s unstiffen the culture for them. Let’s salute the fact that there is greatness to be gained in softness and there is magnitude to be achieved in gentleness. Giving our boys permission to be gentle should be part of life’s narrative. The BC High Father’s Group wants our boys to be good men to their inner hearts. To do that, though, they must be allowed to look into their compassion. They must be allowed to look into their soul. They must be respected and appreciated as they question. They must be lauded as they dare to be bold.

If you have any questions please email Stephen Pecevich at [email protected].