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Oct. 12, 2017

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​Beverly Jacobs, assistant professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Windsor and former president of the Native Women’s Association of Canada, is to be the keynote speaker at the Circle of Dialogue: Reconciliation and MMIWG (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls) event on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Senate and Board Chamber at Laurier's Waterloo campus. The event is co-sponsored by the Centre for Public Ethics at Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and Wilfrid Laurier University’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives.

Banakonda Kennedy-Kish Bell, elder in residence in Laurier’s Faculty of Social Work, is to respond to the keynote talk.

The event is designed to draw attention to the 1,200 or more Indigenous women and girls who have been murdered or have gone missing in Canada during the past three decades. The dialogue is also meant to honour their memory. During the evening event, organizers plan to promote the Walking With Our Sisters commemorative art installation which is scheduled to take place on the Six Nations of the Grand River territory in November.

Circle of Dialogue is held twice each year — once during the fall term and once during the winter term.

The event is free and open to the public. No registration required. For more details, contact Dorinda Kruger Allen.

Media inquiries can be directed to Mirko Petricevic, director of communications and public affairs, Waterloo Lutheran Seminary at 519.884.0710 x2162.


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