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Nov. 1, 2016

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Nov. 1 , 2016
For Immediate Release

BRANTFORD – Wilfrid Laurier University’s Brantford campus is hosting a three-day forum, Shelter and Social Justice, Nov. 2-4.

“Building Community Shelter and Social Justice: Creating Homes and Relationships,” will feature a community visit and panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 3, as well as several guest lectures for Laurier students on two of the days of the forum.

The goal of the forum is to explore the nexus between shelter and social justice, with a focus on potential relationship and partnership development. The forum aims to share perspectives and learning with respect to education, social justice, and shelter provision and research.

“The forum is a great opportunity for the local and university community to better understand the roles of education and research at the intersection of social justice and shelter,” said Robert Feagan, associate professor of Society, Culture and Environment.

At 1 p.m., participants in the forum will be provided with transportation to the Habitat Brant build site in Brantford and to the completed Biotecture Earthship home on Six Nations. Each site will feature a presentation and discussion, and return transportation is arranged for 4:30 p.m. A free ticket can be obtained from Laurier International or Feagan.

At 6:30 p.m., panelists representing global and local communities and organizations will address how to confront the challenge of inadequate shelter. This event will take place at Devlin's Advocate (formerly Piston Broke). There is no ticket required and all are welcome to attend.

The Building Community Shelter and Social Justice Forum acknowledges the financial support of Laurier International and the Faculty of Liberal Arts.

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Robert B. Feagan, Associate Professor
Department of Society, Culture and Environment
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.756.8228 x5708


Beth Gurney, Associate Director
Communications & Public Affairs
Wilfrid Laurier University

T: 519.756.8228 x5753



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