Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture to focus on human rights, mental health and addictions

Barbara Hall, chief commissioner of the Ontario Human Rights Commission, will deliver the Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture at York focusing on human rights, mental health and addictions.

Her talk, “Minds that Matter: Human Rights, Mental Health and Addictions”, will take place Thursday, March 28, from 5 to BarbaraHall6:30pm, in the Robert R. McEwen Auditorium , Seymour Schulich Building, Keele campus. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Barbara Hall

The lecture closes a very full day of discussions and workshops highlighting this year’s Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture Series theme of “Mobilizing Mental Health Advocacy”.

“I am delighted that with Chief Commissioner Hall’s lecture, we have officially re-launched the Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture Series and, with it, will continue to expand upon the series’ history of a commitment to equity, social justice and community engagement,” says Naomi Adelson, associate dean, research, in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies.

Former City of Toronto mayor, Hall is also currently president of the Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies, a network that brings together Canada’s territorial, provincial and federal human rights agencies to protect, promote and advance human rights across the country.

Hall has more than 40 years of experience as a community worker, lawyer and municipal politician. She served three terms as a Toronto city councillor before becoming mayor. From 1998 to 2002, she headed the Canadian government’s National Strategy on Community Safety & Crime Prevention.

For more information, visit the Kitty Lundy Memorial Lecture website.