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Julie LalondeActivist, educator, and author Julie Lalonde will lead an “Arts and Chat” session on survivorship Tuesday, March 2.

Survivorship subject of chat session

Activist, educator, and award-winning author Julie Lalonde will lead a chat about survivorship Tuesday, March 2, as part of Survivors Week activities by the Sexual Misconduct Response and Prevention Office.

Lalonde’s book, Resilience is Futile, The Life and Death and Life of Julie Lalonde won the 2020 Speaker’s Book Award, which recognizes non-fiction works by Ontario authors. It recounts her own experience fleeing intimate partner violence at age 20. It is a story of survival, courage, and ultimately, hope.

Tuesday’s event, titled “Arts and Chat,” is free and open to the public beginning at 1 p.m. Sexual wellness and consent co-ordinator Anne Rudzinski will join Lalonde on Facebook Live at Flip the Script UWindsor. Bring crafting supplies — the principals will be collaging cards for friends for International Women’s Day through the chat.