CRHESI co-coordinator James Shelley is facilitating a series of live community conversation events at the London Public Library. Over the next few weeks, topics directly explore issues of equity and inclusion. These events are terrific opportunities to connect with fellow experts within the CRHESI ecosystem and to listen and learn from the London community at large.
What is the Cost of Poverty in London?
Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:00pm at Central Library (Full details)
Gerda Zonruiter (@gerda_zonruiter) is currently developing a big research question: what is the ‘price tag’ of poverty for the London community? Join us for a conversation about the inspiration and intent behind the study, and to explore the various methodological and value questions raised by such an analysis.
Trauma-Informed Thinking for Everyone
Monday, March 20, 2017, 7:00pm at Central Library (Full Details)
In working with individuals arriving in London from Syria, Javeed Sukhera (@javeedsukhera) has recently had countless conversations with people who have endured refugee camps, witnessed violence or murder, lost their families, experienced torture, or faced sexual assault. He argues that to effectively help one another, we need to be acutely aware of how trauma affects human psychology and physiology.
Are We Actually Moving the Needle on Poverty?
Monday, March 27, 2017, 7:00pm at Central Library (Full Details)
Abe Oudshoorn (@abeoudshoorn) discusses poverty reduction efforts in London from a high level of analysis. For all the reports and programs we fund as a society, are we getting an adequate return on our investment? Do we have a ‘poverty industrial complex’? As tax payers and charity givers, we spend millions of dollars to address poverty… But does it all really make any difference?
Human Rights in Education: Do we really mean all students?
Monday, April 3, 2017, 7:00pm at Central Library (Full Details)
Jacqueline Specht joins us to take a critical look at the strategy employed to structure school classrooms in Ontario compared to other Provinces. If a student cannot be denied the right to participate in a classroom on the basis of their gender, race, or culture, Jacqueline argues that our approach to segregating students with disabilities is a violation of their basic human rights.
We hope you will be able to join us for some or all of these conversations. However, if you can’t make it, be sure to tune in and follow along on the new CRHESI Podcast (also available on iTunes)
These knowledge-sharing events are open to the public. Know someone else who might be interested in coming? Invite them along or forward this email to them.