Journalist Nancy Macdonald to deliver the 2018 Stapleford Lecture

Media Advisory Release Date: March 19, 2018 1:30 p.m.

Media are invited to attend the 2018 Stapleford Lecture, featuring Globe and Mail national reporter Nancy Macdonald. Macdonald will present a lecture entitled “Are Prisons Canada’s New Residential Schools?”

Macdonald’s lecture will point to the surging incarceration rates of Indigenous people and explain how a biased justice system works against Indigenous accused at every step in the criminal process.  

Nancy Macdonald joined the Globe and Mail after 12 years with Maclean’s magazine, where her reporting garnered popular acclaim for highlighting the devastating degree to which Indigenous peoples are affected by racism and racialized violence. She is the author of a feature story entitled “Welcome to Winnipeg: Where Canada’s Racism Problem is at its Worst.” Another Maclean’s article highlighted the disturbing fact of racism toward Indigenous peoples in the justice system. Her most recent Globe and Mail reporting has focused attention on the unresolved murder of Tina Fontaine.  

Macdonald has received a National Magazine Award and an award for Outstanding Journalism from the Canadian Association of Journalists.

This event takes place:

Wednesday, March 21, 7:00 p.m.

Research and Innovation Centre, RIC 119, University of Regina

Here’s a map to the free parking in lots 16 and 17.

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