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Britannia Renewal Speakers Series - Designing Safe Places

May 23, 2017 6:30 pm - May 23, 2017 8:30 pm
Location: Rink Mezzanine
Join us for refreshments and discussion on Designing Safe Places at Britannia. #BritanniaRenewal

Designing Safe Places

How can the Britannia Renewal project Incorporate the impact of gender identity, safety and social inclusion in public space design?

 

“If you create a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for those that are least valued within your society, the entire society benefits from that protection and that love and that support.”

— Harlan Pruden

 

 

Date: Tuesday May 23rd, 2017
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Refreshments at 6:30 pm; talk and discussion at 7:00 pm.

Location: Rink Mezzanine

 

Speakers:

Harlen Pruden, 25 Consultant

Harlan (First Nation Cree/nēhiyaw) works with the Two-Spirit community locally, nationally and internationally. A Ph.D. student at UBC’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies Program, he is also Managing Editor of TwoSpiritJournal.com, a Two-Spirit media/news site. Harlan is a board member of Qmunity, the home for Vancouver’s LGBT, Queer and Two-Spirit community.

 

 

Dora Ng, Trans and Gender Variant Inclusion

Dora Ng is a Chinese-Canadian trans and queer rights advocate who is also a member of the Vancouver Park Board Trans and Gender Variant Inclusion Steering Committee. She is currently the Program Coordinator for the Better at Home program at West End Seniors’ Network.

 

 

 

Christine O'Fallon, Women's Safety

Christine OFallon is a Vancouver-based independent researcher. As a woman with disabilities, Christine actively supports intersectional approaches to policy-making in all settings of city life. She is on the board of Women Transforming Cities and sits on Vancouver’s Women’s Advisory Committee.