Just wanted to alert everyone about 2 recently published articles. One is a short one from the Edmonton Journal describing the increase in numbers of women in federal prisons and the other is a very interesting essay discussing recent proposals to reform correctional services and their consequences for prisoners’ human rights.
Our recent fundraiser over the Mother’s Day weekend was a success. We raised $546.00 for our various projects and garnered some media attention too! Check out the Edmonton Sun article and the CTV news item (starts at about 14:09) covering the event. A big thank you to our volunteers and all those who stopped by to chat and donate to the EIFW library. And thanks to the weather for cooperating–especially on Saturday!
Kirsten has been named the recipient of the 2010 Canadian Association of Special Libraries and Information Services (CASLIS) Award for Special Librarianship in Canada!
She was selected because of the fantastic work she does at the Legal Resource Centre and with the Prison Project.
You can read all about it on the LRC’s Blogosaurus Lex.
The Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) Women’s Prison and Reintegration Subcommittee is having a Book Sale May 8 and 9, from 10 am – 6 pm (weather permitting) to raise funds for the EIFW library. Feel free to drop by, even to just to say hi and learn more about our committee.
There will be several of us volunteering, but the more, the merrier. Bring friends, distribute our poster, and feel free to invite anyone that we’ve missed!
If you are on Facebook – you can check out our event page for the booksale.
Thank you for your support!