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Christine Kelly will speak on “Care, Harm, and Violence,” in a free public lecture Thursday.Christine Kelly will speak on “Care, Harm, and Violence,” in a free public lecture Thursday.

Interweaving of compassion and violence subject of lecture

The politics of care are often troubling, says Christine Kelly, assistant professor in community health sciences at the University of Manitoba.

“On the one hand, care is linked experiences of reciprocally rewarding relationships, where care workers support older people and disabled people in the activities of daily living,” she says. “On the other hand, care is too often linked to alarming cases of harm, coercion, and institutionalization that take place in the name of caring for marginalized populations.”

She addresses the connection between compassion and compulsion in a free public presentation entitled “Care, Harm, and Violence,” at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 25, in room 203, Toldo Health Education Centre. Learn more on the event wesbite.

The event is hosted by the Women’s and Gender Studies program in observance of Person’s Day, the anniversary of the 1929 judicial decision including women in the legal definition of “persons.”