In today's episode we have conversations with 4 guests who represent different vulnerable populations in our community. Within our definition of vulnerable populations, we are including seniors, BIPOC, newcomers & immigrants, LGBTQ+ and individuals with disabilities. The reason we chose to do an episode on vulnerable populations was that we know these demographics experience higher rates of violence. We wanted to explore how our we as a community can come together and practice everyday consent while learning about the unique needs of each vulnerable group.
Our conversation with Jessia Arsenio brought up the topic of why newcomers or those working in the hospitality sector may be vulnerable based on their circumstances. We talk with River Lachland who helps facilitate a group called Queers and Allies based out of Lake Louise. Ria-Mae speaks about the importance of consent within the spiritual and indigenous community. We also had a conversation with Brenda Sutherland who is the Senior & Geriatric Mental Health advisor with AHS and we talked about how we can practice consent with our senior population.
For more information or to get in touch with our guests please see their contact information below
@jessiaarsenio on Instagram
https://www.lakelouiselife.ca to sign up for Queers and Allies meet-ups
@riverlachlan on Instagram
Brenda Sutherland :
AHS Bow Valley Addiction & Mental Health – 403-678-4696
The Harmony Project’s diverse stakeholders through expertise and experience are working together to end sexualized violence in the Bow Valley. The Harmony Project is funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services on behalf of the Government of Alberta. www.harmonyproject.ca