The Dr. Vibe Show

Warren Clarke is the curator of the Barber Shop Talk Series.

Recently, Mr. Clarke was on our show talking about the Barber Shop Talk Series Vol. 2: Black masculinity.

During our conversation, Mr. Clarke talked about:

– Some of his background and his journey of masculinity
– Why and when did his passion for education change
– His choice to study anthropology
– The story behind the Barber Shop Talk Vol. 1 and some memories of the first event
– when he started planning Volume Two and the story behind three cities hosting this event
– The themes for Volume Two
– What is so special about Black men and barbershops
– His thoughts on perception, expectation and representation in relationship to Black masculinity
– How Black masculinity is viewed by society
– The difference between Black masculinity and White masculinity
– The effect of hip hop on black masculinity
– What will make Volume Two successful

On Wednesday, July 11th, 2018 Barber Shop Talk Series: Black masculinity is hosting three social events in three separate cities (Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa) which explores the social development of young Black men by the women who raise them.


Wednesday, July 11th, 2018


6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Toronto (location: University of Toronto – Transitional Year Program, 123 St. George St. Toronto, Ontario)


Dynasty studio’s: 330 St Jacques St. Montréal, Québec


Cultural Arts Studio: 40 Colonnade Rd. Ottawa, Ontario

These events seek to understand how young Black men socially construct their masculinities in a Canadian context. Knowing that anti-Black racism and negative stereotypes exist within our Canadian societies, which impede Black men’s upward mobility, the idea is to disrupt such social norms. Building upon a previous dialogue about Black Canadian masculinities, we are encouraging positive social outcomes for Black men and boys, but also the community members they are in relation with.

The purpose of three cities is to understand the lived experiences of the development of Black masculinity from an Anglo-phone and Franco-phone perspective.

Guests have the opportunity to participate in our live discussions at either of the three events (maximum of 20 people). For those who are unable to attend the event, they have the opportunity to access remotely to one of the three cities of their choice.


If you plan on attending the event, please note that SPACES ARE LIMITED, and priority is given on a first come first serve basis.

People who are interested in the event are asked to RSVP, which will help us manage the available space. Twenty people will be accommodated in each city’s event, which allows people to speak and share opinions.

Please register at one of the Eventbrite links below to confirm your spot at one of the locations.





Live streaming will be available for those who are unable to attend as a way to include as many community members as possible. If you are interested in connecting to one of the cities below, please select the city you are interested in on July 11th at 6:30 p.m.




Go Fund Me:

Through the use of Go Fund Me, the organizers of the event are striving to achieve the goal of $420 and the money collected for this event will go directly toward providing haircuts for 21 young Black men who attend these events. We will be distributing 7 vouchers at each of the three “Barbershop Talks” sites (Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto) to encourage community involvement.

Go Fund Me Link:


1. Black young men and their mothers

2. Masculinity

3. Single motherhood

4. Gender relations

You find out more information about Robert and the Barber Shop Talk series via:

Warren Clarke – Facebook
Black Men and Misconceptions: Barber Shop Talk – Facebook 

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God bless, peace, be well and keep the faith,

Dr. Vibe