McGill Honours the Legacy of Jackie Kirk

Thursday, September 27, 2018 17:00to19:30

Education Library & Curriculum Resources Centre | Education Building, 1stfloor, 3700 McTavish St.

Dr. Jackie Kirk (1968-2008) had recently been appointed Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Education when she was killed in southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, August 13th, 2008,while working on girls’ education for the New York-based International Rescue Committee. Dr.Kirkwas one of four people shotin an ambush for which the Taliban claimed responsibility.

On September 27, the Faculty of Education will honour the legacy of Jackie Kirk at McGill through a special event to be held in the first floor foyer, 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM. The event will include a panel of speakers who worked with or who have been inspired by Jackie, and the opening of an art exhibition ‘Speaking Back: Youth-led Perspectives on Combating Sexual Violence’. The exhibition was created using participatory arts-based methods by young people from 6 countries, including Indigenous youth in Canada and South Africa, along with work produced in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sweden and Russia. To RSVP or for  further information about this event please contact Leann Brown (info in Contact field at bottom of page).

This year, on the tenth anniversary of her death, her memory will be honoured with a series of initiatives. Please visit Ten Years Later: Honouring the Memory of Jackie Kirk for more information.

  • Welcome:Welcoming words from Dilson Rassier, Dean of the Faculty of Education & opening comments from Andy Kirk
  • International Panel:Members of the Honouring the Legacy of Jackie Kirk Panel will include Marni Sommer of the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Lilia Goldfarb, Y Des Femmes Montreal; Anuradha Dugal, Canadian Women’s Foundation; Stephanie Garrow, Independent Non-Profit Organization Management Professional
  • Art Exhibition: Speaking Back: Youth-led Perspectives on Combating Sexual Violence
  • Reception:light refreshments will be served

Please RSVP by September 13, 2018 to CONTACT listed below

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