Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Open invitation: tour of Edmonton Institute for Women

On behalf of the GELA subcommittee volunteering within the federal women’s prison in Edmonton, we’d like to invite you on a tour of the prison, with an introduction to some of the work we’ve been doing with the library and the women. Spaces are limited, so please confirm your interest by Wednesday, November 2. (apologies for short timeframe).

Over the past few years, the Subcommittee has grown from a group of four librarians to a group of over twenty active volunteers, who organize many projects, such as books clubs, book drives, and borrowing projects. Among these is the Storybook Project, where the volunteers record women reading to their children, and send the recordings, along with the books, to their children.

Tour info:

Friday, November 25th, 8am-10am
Security checks are required; please email Denise at the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG) to ask about participation and receive security clearance form: volunteer@apirg.org

Site: Edmonton Institution for Women (note: APIRG is organizing some transportation; please talk to Denise if required).

Part of APIRG's program theme: What Does Colonization Look Like Today?, in partnership with Future Librarians for Intellectual Freedom (FLIF) http://flifblog.blogspot.com/, valued community members, and the Greater Edmonton Library Association (GELA) http://gela.ca/.