I have appreciated the numerous opportunities we have had in the Region to learn more about the lives of those who have experienced incarceration. Thanks to the Waterloo Region Crime Prevention Council, Community Justice initiatives, and Green Light Arts (Guarded Girls), for providing some of these learning opportunities. Here's another discussion night (on Nov. 21st at 5pm) on the same theme: (from the event listing) "Strip searching is a 'routine' practice in women's prisons across Canada - strip searching occurs after visits with children/family, attending religious services in the community, participating in work releases, etc. It happens everyday, but we rarely hear from the people who are being strip searched about how this practice impacts them...
Join us for a panel discussion with people who used to be incarcerated as they share their experiences of being strip searched while in prison. Senator Kim Pate, former ED of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies will also be speaking.
Popcorn will be for sale at the event by a woman who used to be in prison who started her own business: Cons & Kernels - "popcorn so good, it's criminal" - $6.75 a bag.
**Sensitive topics are going to be discussed throughout the evening**"