The Third Annual Shirley Shipman Memorial Lecture Presents


What are the facts? Why should we care? What can we do?

Poverty and social inequality are increasingly pressing issues for Torontonians, and housing affordability has become a crucial concern.

Join a topical discussion on income disparity issues and challenges affecting Toronto’s 2.5 million people.

Sunday, October 26, 2008
1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ryerson University, Room LIB 72,
Library Building, 350 Victoria Street MAP


David Hulchanski, Associate Director for Research, Cities Centre, University of Toronto, and lead author of “The Three Cities Within Toronto,” a recent study on income polarization among Toronto neighbourhoods, 1970-2000

Pat Capponi, Lead Facilitator, Voices From the Street, a group offering a 12-week curriculum to those living in poverty who wish to engage in leadership and public speaking, and author of two books detailing her direct experiences with poverty and mental illness

Avvy Go, Clinic Director, Metro Toronto Chinese & Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, and member of Colour of Poverty Campaign

Marvyn Novick, Professor Emeritus in the School of Social Work at Ryerson University and currently Policy Consultant, Campaign 2000/Social Planning Network of Ontario

In honour of Shirley Shipman, a founding member of the LIFE Institute (Learning Is ForEver), the
Shipman family has established a fund in support of an annual public lecture on a topic that reflects Shirley’s commitment to social justice and lifelong learning. In partnership with The G. Raymond Chang School
of Continuing Education, The Third Annual Shirley Shipman Memorial Lecture will focus on poverty and social inequality in Toronto.

Light refreshments will be served following the presentations and audience questions.
This event is open to the public and admission is FREE.