Our aim will be to collectively discuss and strategize on ways to animate the recommendations made in this report, in moving forward with the work of transforming the sexual and racial politics of campus culture.
The forum will be held:
Tuesday, Sept 22, 2015
McInnes Room, Student Union Building (SUB)
6136 University Ave.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
There will be two sessions of speakers, each of whom will provide 5-7 minutes of remarks before opening the discussion to a Q&A.
The first session will run from 1:00-2:30 and focus on the central issues that are addressed in the 'Blackhouse' report (together with the reports that have been issued as part of the Dalhousie's response to the Dentistry Facebook ordeal: the "Belong" report on Dal's Strategic Initiative to advance Equity and Diversity, as well as the Report on the Restorative Justice Processes. These reports are available on Dal's main website.
Speakers for the first session include:
· Moderator: Letitia Meynell (Department of Philosophy; Gender Studies)
· Naiomi Metallic (Dalhousie Board of Governors)
· Isaac Saney (Director, Transition Year Program)
· Kym Sweeny (Sexual Assault Harassment Phone Line)
· Kathleen Reid, (Dal Student Union, VP Student Life)
· Margaret Denike (Coordinator, Program in Gender and Women's Studies)
The second session will run from 2:30-4:00 and focus on the recommendations, their prioritization, and potential implementation.
Speakers for this session include:
· Moderator: Jacqueline Gahagan (Professor, Health Promotion Studies)
· Katherine Frank (Assistant Vice President, Human Resources)
· Anne-Marie Delorey, Advisor, Human Rights, Harassment and Equity Office
· Michael Davies-Cole (South House Sexual and Gender Resource Centre)
· Jennifer Llewellyn, Professor, Faculty of Law, Restorative Justice Research Alliance
· Kevin Hewitt, Chair of Senate, Associate Professor, Department of Physics
The event will be webcast live, the link to which will be at: http://dsu.ca/forumlive
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Please distribute this information among your networks and spread the word. All are welcome to attend and participate and/or encouraged to watch the event online.