The MENding Monologues Speaking Tour 2011

Derek Dujardin answers the question:

"How do you get guys to care about gender violence?"

For the past five years, Derek Dujardin, the creator of The MENding Monologues, has helped men to write and perform personal monologues on how gender violence has directly impacted their lives and the lives of their sisters, daughters, mothers and lovers.

Using his firsthand experience, he has created a dynamic program that is part lecture and part theatrical performance designed for students, activists and academics alike. Combining well-told stories with key learnings, he takes a fresh approach to the issues of gender violence that is unexpected, entertaining and educational.

Mr. Dujardin is currently booking speaking engagements with colleges, communities and events throughout Canada and the United States for Winter, Spring and Fall of 2011. For bookings, contact him at

Here is a sample of two of his pieces that accompany his lecture: