Reducing Inequalities (November 7, 6:40 PM, Wolf Performance Hall)

The City Symposium brings together four amazing presenters to speak about the work of reducing inequalities in our community.

Date and Time

Thursday, November 7, 2019
6:40 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Wolf Performance Hall, Central Library

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Michael Ciccone is the new CEO and Chief Librarian of the London Public Library (LPL), bringing with him over 20 years of public library leadership experience in various roles in the US and Canada. Prior to joining LPL, Michael was the Executive Director for the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA), a non-profit funded by all levels of government to provide accessible library materials to persons with print disabilities through Canada’s public libraries.

Jenna Rose Sands is a Cree Ojibwe artist who is turning her emotional exhaustion over the current state of Indigenous affairs into informative zines that educate and question widespread prejudice regarding Indigenous people. Focussing each zine on the experiences and stories of Indigenous people who have endured a multitude of atrocities committed by the Canadian government, Jenna Rose is able to pair words with dynamic mixed media works for a final result that is both powerful and visually engaging.

Carolina Cohoon’s combined experience in the fields of Education and Rehabilitation have given her opportunities to advocate for inclusion and accessibility through public education, the development of unique and inclusive programs, and project management. Although she was brought up in a very regimented educational environment, she describes her work as an effort to “get rid of the box” to promote inclusion and equality ever since she left school.

Saverio Stranges is currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics within the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, at Western University. Dr. Stranges’ research focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of chronic disease and aging, specifically regarding the role of lifestyles, nutritional and psychosocial factors, such as dietary patterns, sleep behaviors and social determinants of health.

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