Recognition and discussion around violence and abuse has recently been prominent in social media campaigns, particularly with the #metoo campaign. Why are these age-old topics still today so easily being brushed under the rug? What ideas and systems maintain this silence? Join us for an intersectional analysis of the barriers and myths that continue the injustices of violence and abuse, with stories and statistics from frontline crisis and educational work at Safe Haven.
Speaker: Jaisie Walker
Jaisie Walker is the Awareness & Public Education Coordinator at Safe Haven Women’s Shelter Society in Taber, and a dedicated community activist. They graduated with a degree in Sociology from the University of Lethbridge, with a minor in Women and Gender studies. In the past, Jaisie was a coordinator for the Campus Women’s Centre, a SACPA publication editor, and an LPIRG Board member.
Moderator: Kristin Krein
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018 Time: Noon - 1:30 pm Location: Country Kitchen Catering (below The Keg restaurant) 1715 Mayor Magrath Drive South Cost: $11.00 (includes soup and bun) or $2.00 (includes coffee/tea) RSVP is not necessary