Learning Network Forum
Gender-Based Violence Work in Context:
Addressing Structural Violence and Promoting Agency
Date: October 8, 2019 l 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Crystal Ballroom, Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Rd, London, ON
General Rate: $100
Student Rate: $75
Registration fee includes breakfast, lunch, and nourishment breaks.
The Learning Network values diverse ways of knowing and brings together the voices of researchers, community justice activists, people with lived experience, and front-line service providers.
Presenters in this Learning Network Forum will address both personal and structural aspects of gender-based violence work in a range of contexts, including working to protect children, covering gendered news stories, developing and using online platforms, and administering justice.
Participants at this Forum will be better able to:
- Describe structural violence and its implications for gender-based violence work
- Delineate how institutional racism and oppression amplifies experiences of abuse and compounds marginalization
- Understand how various systems (e.g. child welfare, justice), policies, and media can constrain and/or empower individuals and communities
- Identify pathways to allyship, agency, and systemic reform
Confirmed Speakers and Working Presentation Titles
Working Presentation Titles
|Rupaleem Bhuyan, PhD, Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto||Promoting Collective Action among Migrant Communities to Address the Structural Violence of Precarious Status and Precarious Work|
|Dillon Black, Project Coordinator at Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW)||Transparency is Power: Gendered Violence, Technology & Surveillance|
|Elisha Corbett, PhD Candidate at Queen's University in Political Studies and a former Senior Researcher with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls||Media Representations of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Creating, Maintaining, and Silencing the Violence|
|Olson Crow, Community Organizer and Activist||The Politics of Privatized Care: The Importance of Child Welfare Reform|
|Kalimah Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of SASHA Center||Unpacking the SASHA Model: The “Black Women's Triangulation of Rape" and Why an Abandoned Warehouse in Detroit is JUST NOT BIG ENOUGH|
|Janet Mosher, Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Director of Clinical Legal Education at Osgoode||Mapping Law's Role in Gender-Based Structural Violence|
|leZlie lee kam, queer DYKE community activist||Living and Breathing Intersectionality|
|Marlihan Lopez, Co-Vice-President for la Fédération des femmes du Québec and Undergraduate Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality Program at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute||Mothering at the Intersections of Disability and Race: How Being a Single Parent to a Neurodivergent Child Changed My Work as a Community Organizer|
|Jade Byard Peek, Care and Community Coordinator for Kind Space||Solutions through Intersectional Methodologies|
The Learning Network Forum welcomes everyone, including people with accessibility needs. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions and suggestions.
More accessibility information to follow.
Travel and Accommodations
The City of London is nestled in the heart of Southwestern Ontario and is just a two hour drive from Toronto, to the east, and two hours from the Windsor-Detroit border, to the west. Our Forum venue, the Lamplighter Inn, is centrally located on Wellington Road just 4 km from London’s downtown core, where the VIA rail station and Greyhound bus station are located, and 4 km from the 401.
Accommodations are available at the Lamplighter Inn. To book your accommodations, call 1-888-232-6747 and ask for group booking using the name “Centre for Research and Education”. An assortment of rooms are available through this booking ranging from $129 to $149 plus taxes.