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posted by Kaley in on Feb 27, 2012 - View profile

Halifax

Recognizing Resistance: Community Responses to Sexualized Violence


9:00am
- 12:00pm
Wednesday March 14 2012

Venue: Ashburn Golf Club
Address: 3250 Joseph Howe Drive
Cost: Free

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: March 5, 2012.

Avalon Sexual Assault Centre invites you to join community leaders for a symposium on reshaping community responses to sexualized violence on March 14, 2012 from 9 AM to noon at the Ashburn Golf Club, 3250 Joseph Howe Drive. This symposium will consider questions such as: How do we think and talk about sexualized violence? How does the language we use impact how people who experience violence are treated? What can communities do to recognize the responses and resistance of people experiencing violence?

This event is intended for a wide audience of community members including politicians, civil servants, health professionals, educators, students, journalists, people involved with law enforcement, lawyers and legal professionals, labour activists, community workers, and community activists.

KEYNOTE: Dr. Allan Wade

Dr. Allan Wade will provide examples of how people who experience sexualized violence invariably respond and resist. He will also explore how communities and institutions can better acknowledge this resistance in order to appreciate the full extent and deliberate nature of violence.

Dr. Wade works as a family therapist, researcher and senior faculty with the Master of Counselling Program, City University of Seattle and Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Work at the University of Victoria.

COMMUNITY PANEL 
moderated by Sherri Borden Colley

Featuring:
Catrina Brown, Department of Social Work, Dalhousie 
Cheryl Fitz, Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network
Mira Musanovic, Immigrant Settlement & Integration Services 
Shawna Paris Hoyte, Dalhousie Legal Aid Service,
Tod Augusta-Scott, Bridges Institute

Registration for this event is free, but a concellation fee of $50 will be levied for cancellations after March 7. You can register online here or by filling out the attached form and mailing or faxing it to Avalon Sexual Assault Centre at 422-4628. The symposium will include a buffet breakfast. 

Organizer:Kaley Kennedy, kaley@avaloncentre.ca

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