Learning Network Forum

Gender-Based Violence Work in Context:
Addressing Structural Violence and Promoting Agency

Date: October 8, 2019 l 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Location: Crystal Ballroom, Lamplighter Inn, 591 Wellington Rd, London, ON
Cost: $100 (includes breakfast, lunch, and nourishment breaks)

Registration: https://conferences.adt.wts.uwo.ca/Default.aspx?conferenceID=332

The Learning Network values diverse ways of knowing and brings together the voices of researchers, community justice activists, people with lived experience, and front-line service providers.

Presenters in this Learning Network Forum will address both personal and structural aspects of gender-based violence work in a range of contexts, including working to protect children, covering gendered news stories, developing and using online platforms, and administering justice.




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Learning Objectives

Participants at this Forum will be better able to:

  • Describe structural violence and its implications for gender-based violence work
  • Delineate how institutional racism and oppression amplifies experiences of abuse and compounds marginalization
  • Understand how various systems (e.g. child welfare, justice), policies, and media can constrain and/or empower individuals and communities
  • Identify pathways to allyship, agency, and systemic reform

Confirmed Speakers and Working Presentation Titles


Working Presentation Titles

RupaleemBhuyan.jpg Rupaleem Bhuyan, PhD, Associate Professor, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, University of Toronto Promoting Collective Action among Migrant Communities to Address the Structural Violence of Precarious Status and Precarious Work
DillonBlack.jpg Dillon Black, Project Coordinator at Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women (OCTEVAW) Transparency is Power: Gendered Violence, Technology & Surveillance
ElishaCorbett.jpg Elisha Corbett, PhD Candidate at Queen's University in Political Studies and a former Senior Researcher with the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Media Representations of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls: Creating, Maintaining, and Silencing the Violence
KalimahJohnson.jpg Kalimah Johnson, Founder and Executive Director of SASHA Center Unpacking the SASHA Model: The “Black Women's Triangulation of Rape" and Why an Abandoned Warehouse in Detroit is JUST NOT BIG ENOUGH
JanetMosher.jpg Janet Mosher, Associate Professor at Osgoode Hall Law School and the Director of Clinical Legal Education at Osgoode Mapping Law's Role in Gender-Based Structural Violence
leZlieleekam.jpg leZlie lee kam, queer DYKE community activist Living and Breathing Intersectionality
MarlihanLopez.jpg Marlihan Lopez, Co-Vice-President for la Fédération des femmes du Québec and Undergraduate Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Sexuality Program at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute Mothering at the Intersections of Disability and Race: How Being a Single Parent to a Neurodivergent Child Changed My Work as a Community Organizer
JadePeek.jpg Jade Byard Peek, Care and Community Coordinator for Kind Space Solutions through Intersectional Methodologies


The Learning Network Forum welcomes everyone, including people with accessibility needs.  Please contact us at vawln@uwo.ca for any specific questions and suggestions. 

More accessibility information to follow.

Travel and Accommodations

The City of London is nestled in the heart of Southwestern Ontario and is just a two hour drive from Toronto, to the east, and two hours from the Windsor-Detroit border, to the west. Our Forum venue, the Lamplighter Inn, is centrally located on Wellington Road just 4 km from London’s downtown core, where the VIA rail station and Greyhound bus station are located, and 4 km from the 401.

Accommodations are available at the Lamplighter Inn. To book your accommodations, call 1-888-232-6747 and ask for group booking using the name “Centre for Research and Education”. An assortment of rooms are available through this booking ranging from $129 to $149 plus taxes.