Gendered Violence Forum - Brantford Campus
Gendered violence (GV) is a serious and systemic issue that impacts individuals, communities, and society as a whole. This working forum will facilitate the exchange of knowledge, and engage members of the Laurier community and our community partners in discussions regarding current research about GV on Laurier's campuses.
The forum takes an intersectional approach to GV prevention and response by proactively engaging in organizing principles that address multiple forms of violence that overlap with GV including, racism, colonization, ableism, homophobia, and transphobia.
Who can attend the forum?
All members of the Laurier community and our community partners are invited to exchange knowledge and engage in discussions regarding current research about GV on Laurier's campuses.
What is a working forum?
Each day of the working forum will consist of two 15 minute research presentations on the topic of GV at Laurier, followed by a 30-45 minute working session. During the working sessions, attendees will break out into small groups to discuss questions related to the research presentation they just heard. Each table will have a facilitator and a note taker. Attendees will spend 15 minutes at a table, and move as a group to 2 or 3 different tables during the 30-45 minute working session. There will be a 30 minute break mid-way through each day and during this time attendees will have the opportunity to engage with additional research that will be presented as posters.
What do the organizers intend to do with the information gathered during the forum?
The organizers will produce a summary report for Laurier's Gendered Violence Task Force and it's working groups that includes concrete ideas about how to mobilize the knowledge shared during the research presentations. This report will be made available to all forum attendees.
Do I have to attend both days of the 2-day forum?
We encourage all registrants to attend both days if possible. However, we have set up separate EventBrite pages for each day. This allows attendees to register for one or both days depending on their schedule.
Where can I register for the 2nd day of the forum on the Kitchener Campus?
Where can I find the schedule for the forum?
We are still working to finalize the schedule. More information will be sent out to registrants as soon as it is available.
If you have a specific inquiry about scheduling, please contact Christine Wildman at firstname.lastname@example.org
Is the 2-day forum accessible?
The forum buildings and rooms are accessible. There are also a limited number of accessible parking spaces available at each site. The GV Forum organizers have worked with presenters to ensure large print and accessible font is used.
As part of our commitment to accessibility, we also ask that all attendees please refrain from wearing scents at this forum.
Organizers are eager to assist with additional accommodations, and will do our best to meet the accessibility requirements of attendees. Please contact Event Planning Assistant, Christine Wildman (email@example.com) by October 3, 2016 with inquiries and requests.
Will food be provided?
Because the forum on the Brantford campus starts at 12:00pm, we will be providing an assortment of light snacks and refreshments at the beginning of the event, as well as during the 30 minute break. Those in attendance in Brantford are also welcome to arrive early and bring their lunch.
Where can I park on the Brantford Campus?
If you have a Laurier parking pass, please see the following link for the campus parking map: https://legacy.wlu.ca/documents/55964/Parking_Map_-_March_2014.pdf
The majority of street parking in downtown Brantford is a maximum of 3 hours. Please be aware that parking enforcement is quite strict. Please see the following link for additional paid parking options in downtown Brantford: http://www.brantford.ca/residents/roadstransportation/CitywideParking/Pages/MunicipalParkingLotsOffStreet.aspx
Are there transportation options to get from Kitchener/Waterloo area to Brantford?
For carpooling options between campuses, please contact Christine Wildman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who do I contact if I have additional questions?
Please contact the Event Planning Assistant, Christine Wildman at email@example.com