Megan Leslie

Member of Parliament, Halifax

Nova Scotia Women's Summit

Starts: September 13th, 2012 - 4:00am
Ends: September 14th, 2012 - 4:00am

Where: Pictou County Women's Centre, 503 South Frederick St., New Glasgow, NS

Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women:

The Pictou County Women's Centre is hosting a Women's Summit in New Glasgow. 

Speakers at the Summit include:
Nazanin Afshin-Jam, an Iranian-Canadian human rights activist. She has been an advocate for human rights in her role as president and co-founder of Stop Child Executions. In February 2008, Afshin-Jam was appointed by the Prime Minister's Office to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation.   

Dr. Gail Dines,  a professor of sociology and women’s studies at Wheelock College in Boston,
an internationally acclaimed speaker and author, and a feminist activist. Her writing and lectures focus on the hypersexualization of the culture and the ways that porn images filter down into mainstream pop culture.    

Jessica Danforth,
  a self-described "multiracial Indigenous hip-hop feminist reproductive justice freedom fighter!" A proud Two Spirit youth, she is the founder and Executive Director of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, the first and only organization of its kind in by and for Indigenous youth working within the full spectrum of sexual and reproductive health throughout the United States and Canada.