09oct13_genderLast Thursday I had the pleasure to speak at Concordia University about the issues surrounding Rehtaeh’s life and death. I was asked to come as a keynote speaker by the Centre for Gender Advocacy as part of a larger event series: Another Word for Gender: an intro to feminist organizing & action.

These are some truly an amazing group of people who work tirelessly to bring services and resources to the Concordia and Montreal community in the form of Peer Support and Advocacy, safer sex resources and trans health resources as well as “campaigns to demand justice for the many indigenous women who are murdered or go missing each year in Canada, to advocate for improved access to reproductive health services, trans health resources, and A Safer Concordia.

The talk happened at McGill due to some construction. Journalist Jordan Venton-Rublee has a good write up about my talk: Rehtaeh Parsons’ father speaks at McGill and Julia Nadeau recorded and uploaded a video.

Thank you for letting me speak about Rehtaeh. Gabrielle, Bianca, Maya, Julia, Olivia, Julie, – you are all an inspiration.

09oct13_gender2Centre for Gender Advocacy

Telephone: 514-848-2424 x7431
Peer Support Line: 514-848-2424 x7880