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Friday November 27, 2020 1-2:30pm ET

This online session will share information on the issues of access to justice for Indigenous, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ peoples with disabilities – specifically those living with mental health and addictions, cognitive disabilities and intellectual disabilities.

The Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and Society (IRIS) will share what diverse peoples with disabilities and justice service providers have reported about the problems they face when dealing with the justice system, and what they feel is needed to address those problems. Warriors Against Violence Society (WAVS) from Vancouver will discuss their work with Indigenous Peoples and families dealing with gender-based violence and the justice system understood from the context of historically shaped trauma.

The highlight of this session will be hearing from Indigenous, racialized, Black/Caribbean/African and 2SLGBTQ+ peoples – many with lived experience themselves – talk about the problems their communities face and what they believe is needed to increase access to justice for all people.

Read more about the event and our panelists.

Facilitated by: Joyce Fossella, Warriors Against Violence Society and Doris Rajan, IRIS

Panel Presentations by: Michael Bach, Kelly Johnson, Fran Odette, Ingrid Palmer, and Quinn Saretsky

Space is limited! Register here.

Notes on accessibility for this event: This event will take place over Zoom, and ASL and Closed Captioning will be available. Please inform us of any other access needs by using the Access Form when you register at the link above. If you require additional information or supports to register, please contact Chelsea over email at cdavenport@irisinstitute.ca or phone 705-427-3560.