Wednesday November 30th, 7pm – 9pm at Thunderbird House (715 Main street)
Free event, bus tickets available, wheelchair-accessible space, same-room child-minding available, please contact us with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org or 204-599-8869. facebook: @ridestoprison
– Panel Discussion on Deaths in Custody –
Join us for an evening with family members of people who have died in jail and community leaders whose work in the so-called “justice system” makes their voices so important to hear as well. We’re still working on finalizing the panel lineup, but so far it is:
-Leslie Spillett is co-founder and executive director of Ka Ni Kanichihk, a non-profit organization in Winnipeg’s Centennial neighbourhood that provides social services by and for Indigenous peoples. She is a renowned anti-colonial community organizer and activist who has lead movements to curb police power, reform racist child welfare systems, and end the disappearance of Indigenous women. She was inducted into the Order of Manitoba in 2012.
-Chantell Quill is mother to two daughters, grand-mother to one. Sister to a brother who was failed by the corrections systems and health care facilities. Chantell was born and raised in the inner-city of Winnipeg. Her home community is Sapotaweyak Cree Nation in northern Manitoba. She overcame poverty and is a survivor of intergenerational trauma due to a dark legacy which includes, day schools and the 60’s scoop. She graduated from the University of Winnipeg with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Urban and Inner City Studies. A graduate of COADY Institute’s (Antigonish, Nova Scotia) Indigenous Women in Community Leadership and soon to be done her Bachelor of Business Administration. She has experience in community involvement as a regional representative for the Aboriginal Human Resource Councils; Young Indigenous Professionals (YIP), President/Board member of Payuk Inter-Tribal Co-op, and a member of the Red River College Students Association.
-Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land (moderator), organizer with the Bar None Prison Rideshare Project and lecturer in criminal justice at the University of Winnipeg.
Bios and maybe more panelists coming soon. Please share this event in your networks. See you there!