Queen’s University Sociology Symposium 2014

Wednesday May 7th I will be presenting new material “An Abusive Neoliberal State: Cutting marginalized women’s lifelines to social assistance and women’s shelters” regarding the correlations between the cuts to OW Discretionary Benefits and the increase of low-income women accessing Kingston women’s shelters, as well as the current threats by the City of Kingston to close the Dawn House (one of the only shelters in Kingston for homeless women). Considering the recent increase in women accessing Dawn House and less and less benefits for poor women, closure of this shelter would have profound impacts on marginalized women who may become further impoverished, have to return to abusive partners, or end up homeless without adequate resources and support.

I will be bringing petitions to ‘Save the Dawn House’ to the symposium tomorrow with the hopes of creating awareness about this situation in our community and stop the closure of this important service in Kingston.




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One Response to Queen’s University Sociology Symposium 2014

  1. Tracey says:

    11-noon tomorrow on Queen’s Campus, Sociology Department Mac Corry D405

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