City Symposium: Reducing Inequalities

The next City Symposium focuses on the question of how we can reduce inequalities in our community.

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:40 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library

The presenters:

Michael Ciccone is the new CEO and Chief Library of the London Public Library. Jenna Rose Sands is a Cree Obibwe artist using zines to educate and inform the community about the experiences of Indigenous people in Canada. Carolina Cohoon is an education and rehabilitation specialist focusing on inclusion and accessibility. Saverio Stranges is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, at Western University.

Read the full presenters bios. Additional information is available via: Eventbrite, Facebook, and the City Symposium’s newsletter.

Dimensions of Work and Employment

Debbie Laliberte Rudman from Western’s School of Occupational Therapy (and member of the CRHESI executive team) will be speaking at the City Symposium on September 16 (this Monday) at Aeolian Hall.

The title of her presentation is Reimagining Problem and Solution Frames: Beyond the Individualization of Unemployment. This is one of four public talks exploring the theme of work and employment in London and the region from various perspectives.

Susana Caxaj from the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing will also present at the symposium. In this short video, she discusses her recent paper, “I Will Not Leave My Body Here”: Migrant Farmworkers’ Health and Safety Amidst a Climate of Coercion (published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health)

Susana will present a talk titled Access Without or Despite Fear? Border Walls in the Lives of Temporary Migrants at Monday’s event.

Debbie and Susana will present alongside Carol Stewart (Employment Sector Council) and Clark Bryan (Aeolian Hall). Special live music by Caroline Blumer and Hevaldo Souza. The City Symposium is an 8-part series that brings together an artist, a researcher, a civil servant, and an activist, to discuss a theme from unique perspectives.

City Symposium: Work and Employment
Monday, September 16
Pre-event concert at 6:40 PM
Speakers 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Aeolian Hall (795 Dundas Street)
More details on Eventbrite, Facebook, and via the City Symposium newsletter
Admission is free and all are welcome

Neighbourhood Organizing for Inclusive Economies (September 26, 2019)

Who benefits from neighbourhood renewal? When capital investment and community improvement plans are directed at low-income neighbourhoods, who wins and who loses?

At this event, we ask: how can neighbourhood regeneration be undertaken inclusively? How have other neighbourhoods in the country organized themselves to assure that municipalities and developers respond to the unique needs of their respective communities?

Speakers will share their experiences, perspectives, and stories of neighbourhoods who have organized and fought to assure that development serves everyone.


Alejandra Bravo
Director, Power Lab
Director of Leadership & Training, Broadbent Institute

Michael Courey
Centre Coordinator, London Poverty Research Centre

Jenn Miller
Director of Social Investment, Atkinson Foundation


Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Goodwill (255 Horton Street East)

RSVP via Eventbrite

This event is jointly supported by the Urban League of London, London Poverty Research Centre at King’s, Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, and the SoHo Neighbourhood.

City Symposium: an inquiry into work and employment

The next City Symposium explores the theme of work and employment in the region, from a variety of vantage points. Speakers include Debbie Rudman (School of Occupational Therapy), Susana Caxaj (School of Nursing), Carol Stewart (Employment Sector Council), and Clark Bryan (Aeolian Hall). Read full presenter bios for more information.

Monday, September 16, 2019
Pre-event concert at 6:40 PM
Speakers 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Aeolian Hall
Indicate intention to attend via Eventbrite

The City Symposium is a CRHESI-supported series that brings together an artist, a researcher, a civil servant, and an activist, to discuss a theme from diverse perspectives. Learn more about the event format.