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Facilitated by:Joyce Fossella - Warriors Against Violence SocietyDoris Rajan - IRIS – Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion and SocietyPanel Presenters:Michael Bach, IRISPresenters will discuss the issue of access to justice and their community:Kelly Johnson, Indigenous womenIngrid Palmer, Black/Caribbean/ African peoplesFinn Canadensis, 2SLGBTQ+ peoplesQuinn Saretsky will discuss the topic of Race, Disability & Incarceration Workshop Overview This workshop will share information on the issue of access to justice for Indigenous, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ peoples with disabilities, specifically, those living with mental health and addictions, cognitive disabilities, i.e. Traumatic Brain Injury and intellectual disabilities, i.e. autism and FASD. The Institute for Research and Development on Inclusion (IRIS) will share what diverse peoples with disabilities and justice service providers said 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 presentation 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. If you have an accommodation need in order to participate in this workshop please fill out this access form via google forms: ACCESS FORM If you are unable to use google forms, please contact Chelsea over email at or phone 705-427-3560.

Event Dates
  • November 27, 2020 1:00 PM - 7:30 PM Ended
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WORKSHOP PRESENTATION:nAccess to Justice for Indigenous, Racialized and 2SLGBTQ+nPeople with Disabilities: Barriers and Promising Practices

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