MARL is excited to announce we will be participating in the 3rd Annual Timeraiser Art Auction on Thursday May 30th, 2013 at Manitoba Hydro Place.
WHAT IS A TIMERAISER?
Timeraiser is like speed-dating with a twist.
Throughout the evening, meet with different agencies and match your skills to their needs. Once you have made your matches you are eligible to bid on artwork. The twist is rather than bid money, you bid volunteer hours.
Jail Baby was created in partnership with the Elizabeth Fry Society of Manitoba after recognizing the need to share the stories of incarcerated women and women in and out of the justice system. It is the culmination of three years of drama workshops in correctional institutions, as well as research and discussions with those on both sides of the justice question. We are excited to share this amazing script this spring.
Jasmine bursts into the world unlike your typical new born child and is anointed a “jail baby.” Born in prison, raised by a mother who revolves in and out of the correctional system, tossed in and out of foster care, Jasmine is destined to become one of society’s monsters. When she finds herself pregnant and facing her most serious charge yet, Jasmine is horrified at the thought of having her unborn child repeat her life of despair.
The Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties (MARL) fully supports Louise Simbandumwe and her appointment as a member of the Winnipeg Police Board. We urge the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba to come to an agreement that will lead to background checks and vetting beingdone by an outside agency, such as the RCMP in order to avoid any suggestion of conflict.The Winnipeg Police Service is conducting security clearance background checks into all members of the Police Board, a body intended to oversee the Police Service itself. This profound conflict of interest calls into question the independence of the Board and its ability to truly speak for Winnipeggers. According to Choloe Chapple, Executive Director of MARL; "The establishment of an independent civilian oversight body was an important step in improving the accountability of the Police Service and the protection of the public.