Women's Wellness WIthin 2018 Annual Conference: REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE & ANTI-RACIST ACTION

• November 24-25, 2018 • Nova Scotia •

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Free Childcare

KEYNOTE Speaker:
Robyn Maynard

Robyn Maynard, Author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present.


Robyn Maynard is the author of Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present (Fernwood 2017). The book, her first, is a national bestseller in its second printing. It was designated as one of the "best 100 books of 2017" by the Hill Times and shortlisted for an Atlantic Book Award. This work also received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, as well as glowing reviews in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Now Toronto, Maclean's, and the Ottawa Citizen. 



Angela Simmonds, Equity & Access Manager, Nova Scotia Barristers Society. Simmonds advocates against street checks and for Land Title for Indigenous African-Nova Scotians.

Benjamin Perryman, Human Rights Lawyer and Counsel for Abdoul Abdi whose deportation was overturned by the Federal Court and collective advocacy.

Keisha Jefferies, Registered Nurse and PhD Student at Dalhousie University. Jefferies’ research examines the critical role of African-Nova Scotian nurses in advancing health.

El Jones, Poet and Nancy’s Chair for Women’s Studies at MSVU. El is an abolitionist, activist, artist, teacher and WWW Board member.

Bianca Mercer, Experienced Advocate for criminalized women.

Martha Paynter, Registered Nurse, Activist and Chair of WWW.



Women’s Wellness Within is a feminist, anti-racist, pro-LGBTQ2S+ organization working to support criminalized women and transgender/non-binary people. We see the intersection of racism, misogyny, incarceration and reproductive control. Through support, education and advocacy we are working for equity and decarceration. This is a working conference. We will learn together, talk together, and plan together for future collaborative, transformative action.


Time: November 24 - 25, 2018
          Saturday: 9am - 5pm
          Sunday: 9am - 12pm

Venue: Chebucto Family Centre, 3 Sylvia Avenue in Spryfield, Nova Scotia. Map.

Registration is limited to 50 people.

Free child care is provided on site.

Fees vary for members/non-members.

$90 Regular
$60 Member or Student
$0 Women and transgender/non-binary people who have experienced criminalization may register free of charge.

To register, fill out the form above.