This year’s Lowery Lecturer is Kim Pate, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) and part time professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. She is an advocate for the rights of women and girls caught in the criminal justice system, for example, Ashley Smith, the young woman whose life ended tragically in prison after long months in solitary confinement.
Kim will discuss trends towards the increased criminalization of women, especially poor and indigenous women and girls and those who have mental health issues. She has seen first hand the brutal effect of our prison system on girls and women.
The 12th annual Grant Lowery Lecture will be held on Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 at the George Ignatieff Theatre, Trinity College, U of T 15 Devonshire Place, south of Bloor St. just below Varsity Stadium. (easily reached by the St. George subway station)
Admission to the lecture is free but all donations are welcome.
A silent auction will be held, so prepare to find some bargains! (cash or personal cheques only)