Upcoming Conversations

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.

Gerda Zonruiter
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.

Javeed Sukhera
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.

Abe Oudshoorn
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?

Jacqueline Specht
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.

Lunchtime Talk: HIV is Not a Crime

The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, Community Legal Services at Western Law, and HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario are hosting a lunchtime talk with Ryan Peck to discuss practices, policies, and reform efforts pertaining to the criminal prosecution of HIV non-disclosure.

Date: Monday, February 13, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Innovation Works (201 King Street, London, ON)
Room: BMO Ideas Bank (Second Floor)
No cost. Please bring your own lunch.

An RSVP is requested if you plan to attend. Please download and share the event poster.

Video and Resources from London’s Community #RacismForum

What does racism look and feel like in London, Ontario? The Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office, CRHESI, and the Canadian Labour Congress, hosted London’s Community Forum on Racism on September 17, 2016. The half-day event was attended by about 170 Londoners, and explored the effects of racism in our city. A panel discussion and facilitated conversations undertook to understand how we identify racism, interrupt it, and create actions for a more inclusive city.

To help support and broaden this conversation in our city, CRHESI produced this video re-cap of the morning. Summary documentation and follow-up discussion guides are provided as well.

Please note that the Diversity, Inclusion, and Anti-Oppression Advisory Committee is hosting a Twitter chat (#RacismForum) on Wednesday, December 14, at 2pm.

Join us tonight at the CAEH Networking Reception

The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness annual conference is occurring in London right now (Wednesday through Friday). As part of the conference we are facilitating a networking reception for faculty, students, and post-docs on Wednesday evening.

With CRHESI as a sponsor for this event, we would like to extend an invitation to any of our members who are interested in the area of homelessness to attend, even if you are not attending the conference.

The reception is tonight, Wednesday, November 2, at 6:30pm-8:30pm, at the beautifully renovated historic London Round House. Free finger foods provided by Blackfriars Cafe. There will also be a cash bar. This is an opportunity to network with other academics and partners, including students, doing work across Canada in this sector.

We look forward to having you join us, and would appreciate an RSVP to aoudsho@uwo.ca as soon as possible.