March 14 6:30-9:30pm The Hunting Ground - Male Privilege and the Systemic Disempowerment of Women - Click to see the trailer
Live Pre-Film Video Panel:
Senator Kim Pate on women in prisons
Emma Phillips on abuse of women in the RCMP & Canadian Armed Forces
Paula Donovan on the sexual abuse and assault by Peace Keepers
WEDNESDAY, 14 MARCH starting at 6.30pm
Sexual Explotiation in Peace Keeping
Donovan is both an AIDS and human rights activist. She is the Co-Director with Stephen Lewis of AIDS-Free World and its Code Blue Campaign to end impunity for sexual exploitation and abuse by UN Peace Keepers. Donovan has also spent more than three decades advocating for women’s rights. She was first to call for a UN agency devoted to women. Her efforts and those of others resulted in the UN General Assembly passing a resolution in 2010 which supported a new consolidated body, UN Women – to be headed by the under-secretary general – to deal with issues concerning women. She has variously worked within the UN system – with UNICEF, UNIFEM and the UN Special Envoy on HIV/AIDS in Africa – and as an advocate pressing for change.
Senator Kim Pate, Ottawa
Sexual Harassment in Prisons
Pate is a nationally renowned advocate who has spent the last 35 years working in and around the legal and penal systems of Canada, with and on the behalf of some of the most marginalized, victimized, criminalized and institutionalized. She was the executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies from 1992-2016. CAEFS is a federation of local societies that provide services and work in coalition with Indigenous women, women with mental health issues and other disabling conditions, young women and visible minority and immigrant women, poor women and those isolated and otherwise deprived of potential sources of support. In 2014, she was named a Member of the Order of Canada for advocating on behalf of women, and for her research on women in the criminal justice system. In 2016, she was appointed to the Canadian Senate and sits as an independent.
Emma Phillips, lawyer for Goldblatt Partners in Toronto
Sexual Harassment in the RCMP & the Canadian Armed Forces
In addition to regularly litigating human rights and accommodation issues, Emma has also been at the forefront of assessing the systemic roots of sexual harassment, abuse and discrimination in some of Canada’s most important organizations. She acted as counsel to the External Review on Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Armed Forces, and to an independent review commissioned by the UN on sexual abuse by peacekeepers. This year, she acted as counsel to an external review of harassment in the RCMP, co-authoring the Report Into Workplace Harassment in the RCMP. Emma comments regularly on these issues through op-eds and in the media, helping to keep these organizations accountable to the public.
University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre
MacEwan University’s Office of Sexual Violence Prevention & Education
The Landing is a non-profit service at the University of Alberta that offers support for gender and sexual
diversity. It strives to promote gender equity on a broad scale, and advocate for the safety and acceptance of individual of all genders and sexualities in campus life. As part of its mandate it supports LGBTTQQPIANU+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Two-Spirit, Queer, Questioning, Pansexual, Intersex, Asexual, Non-Binary, Unlabelled and more) communities and individuals, as well as their
supporters, friends, families and loved ones.
The University of Alberta Sexual Assault Centre is a safe place on campus where unconditional support, confidentiality, respect and advocacy are available for those who are affected by sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence and stalking. The U of A Sexual Assault Centre strives for a campus community free of sexual violence.
The Office of Sexual Violence Prevention & Education at MacEwan University is committed to creating a culture of consent and ending sexual violence on campus. The office gives a place for people to turn to if they need support, need help interpreting policy or want to become part of creating change. Everyone plays a part in creating a safe and supportive campus.