Spatializing Care Lab

Working to End Gender-Based Violence in the Disability Community: International Perspectives by Dr. Tammy Bernasky


ONLINE Book Launch with the Author, December 15th at 7pm-8pm Atlantic Time

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This book explores gender-based violence and disability from the vantage point of resistance movements. Emphasis is placed on giving voice to the experiences of thirteen community organizers and self-advocates working to end gender-based violence. These stories, told from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, India, Kenya, United States, Nepal, and Yemen identify common challenges and transformative aspects of community organizing.


Dr. Tammy Bernasky is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Cape Breton University. She has a PhD in Critical Disability Studies from York University. Using an intersectional approach, her research is focused on understanding the impacts of oppression and developing pathways to empowerment. She specializes in addressing gender-based violence in the disability community.


Opening remarks by Katie Aubrecht, Eileen Alma and Jon Langdon

Co-Sponsored by StFX's Spatializing Care Lab, Coady Institute and the CRC in Sustainability and Social Change Leadership

ASL and captioning provided



Event poster - one side has the event and book title (Working to End Gender-based Violence in the Disability Community) in white and blue font against a dark brown background and the date and time of the event (December 15th from 7pm-8pm) highlighted in orange; the other side displays brightly coloured profiles of people facing in different directions. ASL icon and sponsor logos are located at the bottom corner of the image.


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