CYDEC Conference 2019

Male speaker captivates Women’s Day conference

Dozens came out Wednesday (8 march) for the International Women’s Day conference.

While the event celebrated the fairer sex the keynote speaker was a man, Mr. Jackson Katz, who said it’s important for more men to understand the unique struggles women face.

“A lot of guys will say I don’t personally abuse women so it’s not my problem it’s not my issue and my argument is yes it is your issue it’s all of our issues that’s like saying if I don’t commit racist acts if you are a white person then racism isn’t your problem of course it’s your problem because you are a member of the community and you have a certain advantage and you have to use it constructively to work towards fairness and justice,” Mr. Katz said

Caymanian artist and poet Mrs. Nassaria Suckoo-Chollette performed a heart-felt poem to the audience about sexism intertwined within slavery and those at the family resource center led the charge for the evening.

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Mario Grey

Mario Grey

Mario Grey's passion for journalism has been long intertwined with his love of people and culture from his days as a youth growing up in the Cayman Islands. He captained his debate team whilst at John Gray High School and graduated as Head Prefect. He also worked at KVHU FM in Searcy, Arkansas, United States and worked and interned for Radio Cayman News before graduating from the University Of Arkansas at Little Rock in May 2015.

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