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The Ardath Whynacht talks discuss the shortcomings of youth programs. The speaker has personal experience in the matter as she works in a prison and sees the effect a lack of mental health services and addictions counselling had on the inmates she teaches.
Based out of Halifax, the youth advocate and professor leads community-centric art programs and has done so for over a decade. The programming focuses on poetry and performance classes in a Federal jail. The speaker is an award-winning poet and community-based artist herself.
As a professor, she teaches sociology, criminology and gender studies. The also writes about and researches the relationship between culture, mental health and the penal system.
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Ardath Whynacht's Justice Talk Discusses Struggling Youth and the Penal System
In her justice talk, professor Ardath Whynacht discusses how adult prisons are full of former youth we failed to properly care for years ago. The speaker works in Canadian prisons and shares the... Read More