Elizabeth Fry Week 2022: Day One5/2/2022
Welcome to Elizabeth Fry 2022! We have a really engaging day planned to help ground us in this year’s theme: “Doing Life: Understanding Life Sentences in Canada”.
Now Available: Pre-Recorded Panels
We are thrilled to be able to start of the week by sharing two incredible pre-recorded panels with you:
- Doing Life: Understanding Life Sentences in Canada: This audio panel features Johanne Wendy Bariteau (Regional Coordinator, CAEFS), Sheri Parenteau (Advocacy Liaison, CAEFS), and El Jones (Poet, Scholar, Activist) in conversation with Emilie Coyle (Executive Director, CAEFS). Together, they share their perspectives on life sentences in Canada, offering critical insight into the day-to-day realities of living with a life sentences and the systemic issues that underpin them. El also shares an incredibly moving poem, inspired by a list of “activities we will do when mommy gets out” left in the visiting room at Nova Institution. Note that this is currently only available as an audio file and in English. Transcripts in both French and English are forthcoming.
- Doing Life: A Feminist Abolitionist Perspective: Join Emilie Coyle (Executive Director, CAEFS), in conversation with Dr. Debra Parkes – one of the leading scholars studying life sentences in Canada. Together, they discuss why life sentences are a feminist issue, the realities and histories of life sentences in Canada, what changes can lead us towards the abolition of life sentences. This video is available with English and French subtitles.
Reminder: Register for our live panels!
We have many insightful and critical live public discussions, starting tomorrow. Join us by registering through Eventbrite.
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