The Just Voices Speakers Program is a Jesuit Social Services program that brings inspiring speakers from diverse backgrounds, communities and cultures to classrooms, workplaces, community and church groups, public events and festivals.
The Men’s Project collaborates with Just Voices to raise awareness, start conversations, and promote positive behaviour change around issues of masculinity in our society.
With this approach, speakers from diverse backgrounds can speak authentically of their lived experience – as someone who has experienced family violence, had body issues or mental health problems, or has not fitted into the traditional masculine stereotypes, for example. This has proven to be extremely powerful and engaging for audiences.
Paul Zappa, General Manager of Primary Prevention and Community Engagement for The Men’s Project, notes how this collaboration has been particularly effective. “Just Voices enables The Men’s Project to showcase its work and promote healthy masculinities to a wider audience. With speakers presenting on their own experiences, often looking back over difficult times in their lives, we’ve been able to do valuable and meaningful work in these sessions.”
If you are looking for an engaging speaker for your next event and want to hear from someone with lived experience in relation to challenging social issues, then Just Voices could be just what you are looking for. Contact Danielle Sherry on (03) 9421 7600 to discuss the range of speakers we currently have working with us or visit www.justvoices.org.au for more information.