Elizabeth Fry Week 2022: Doing Life4/27/2022
We are excited to be sharing details of this year’s Elizabeth Fry Week events, all centered on the theme of “Doing Life: Understanding Life Sentences in Canada”.
The goal of Elizabeth Fry Week is to enhance public awareness and education around the issues impacting criminalized and marginalized women and gender-diverse people. This year, we are using Elizabeth Fry Week to raise awareness about one of the least talked about and, arguably, most egregious justice issues in Canada: perpetual sentencing.
From May 2nd to 7th 2022, we will be hosting a series of free public discussions on life sentences that will help to make visible the hidden and unjust impacts of life sentences in Canada.
Below you will find a schedule of events. As you will see, our discussion topics will help to make visible the hidden and unjust impacts of life sentences in Canada. We are excited to be welcoming the perspectives of numerous people with life sentences, as well as other scholars, advocates, and community members.
Registration is now open! We hope that you will join us.
Please note that public discussions will not be recorded and therefore will not be made available following the event.
Simultaneous French translation and automatic closed captioning in English will be provided.
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