Gender Equality Alliance of Nipissing

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Discussion Panel & Presentations

To launch International Women's Week, on February 26, we will host a discussion panel featuring local and national community leaders and social justice advocates, who will speak on the social justice issues raised by the Inquest into the death of Kimberly Rogers, a Sudbury woman who died apartment in while under house arrest for welfare fraud.

Topics include:

  • the criminalization and feminization of poverty;
  • the procedures of the inquest into the death of Kimberly Rogers;
  • the Coroner's jury recommendations;
  • the work of equality and social justice groups; and
  • current strategies for implementing the jury's recommendations.


Everyone welcome!

February 26, 2003
7:00 to 9:00 pm
Weaver Auditorium



Presenters include:

Kim Pate, the Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS). Kim was advisor to the legal team and coordinator of a coalition of groups that intervened in the Rogers Inquest.

Cynthia Wilkey, a staff lawyer at the Income Security Advocacy Centre (ISAC), funded by Legal Aid Ontario. Cynthia represented the Ontario Social Safety NetWork (OSSN) and the Steering Committee on Social Assistance (SCSA) at the Coroner's Inquest into the death of Kimberly Rogers.

Liz Chamberlain, (Keewadin-Nimbi-Kwe), works with the Ministry of Public Safety and Security as Program Advisor in Young Offender Services. She has extensive experience working with young offenders, most recently as Program Coordinator at Eagle Rock open custody center for males in Sarnia.

 

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