I have met and heard the tragic stories of many parents. PA is a function, by and large, of a custodial ex-partner, although some alienation can start while the couple is still together.

This blog is a story of experiences and observations of dysfunctional Family Law (FLAW), an arena pitting parent against parent, with children as the prize. Due to the gender bias in Family Law, that I have observed, this Blog has evolved from a focus solely on PA to one of the broader Family/Children's Rights area and the impact of Feminist mythology on Canadian Jurisprudence and the Divorce Industry.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Domestic Violence Awareness Day in London Ontario

Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Saturday, June 5, 2010
 
 Wolf Performance Hall
 
251 Dundas Street
 
5:30 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.

Attend a conference devoted to exploring the rarely talked about reality of domestic violence against men. Government and the media want you to believe it only happens to women. It’s time to come hear the truth and finally separate fact from fiction. With years of political experience and legal knowledge between them, these dynamic speakers have all had inside access as to how men are really viewed by our government and legal system, and after June 5th, so will you. A Q&A session will follow each presenter’s discussion. Doug Lucio will also be speaking in honor of his son David Lucio. Following the conference, a candle-lit vigil will be held in order to help raise public awareness of violence against men, which will also include a walk to the London Police Station in honour of David Lucio.

Presented by
 
London Equal Parenting Committee
 
Tickets will be available at the door
 
or can be purchased online at
 
www.canadianepc.com
 
You can also contact Brad
Phone: 519-614-8713
 
Email: lepcinfo@gmail.com
 
Web: www.canadianepc.com/lepc
 
Cost: $20/person

Speakers: 





Roger Galloway: Born in Sarnia, Mr. Gallaway holds a BA from the University of Western Ontario and an LLB from the University of Windsor. He practiced law before entering political life, initially as Mayor of Point Edward (1991) and subsequently as the Member of Parliament from 1993 to 2006. Gallaway was a Committee Chair in the House of Commons, a Parliamentary Secretary and was made a Queen’s Privy Councillor by the  Governor-General in 2003. In 1998 he was the Commons’ Chair of the Special Joint Committee of the House and the Senate on custody and access which produced the report entitled For the Sake of the Children. He now teaches and does foreign development work for Sarnia’s Lambton College.


Grant A. Brown has a BA (Hons.) and M.A. in philosophy from the University of Waterloo. A DPhil in political philosophy from Oxford University, and an LL.B. from the University of Alberta. He taught business and professional ethics, business-government relations, and political philosophy (among other courses) at the University of Lethbridge from 1990 to 1999. From 2003 to 2008, he practiced law, focusing on family law, in Edmonton, Alberta. He is currently a free-lance author and home renovator. Dr. Brown has published widely, both in academic and popular presses, particularly on topics related to political philosophy and gender issues. His forthcoming book is called "Deadbeat Judges: How Courts Separate Children from their Fathers."



Marty McKay obtained a Ph.D. and post-doctoral qualifications in psychology and has over 30 years of experience in working within the court systems both in Canada and the U.S. Her professional experience with interpersonal violence dates back to 1975 when she began consulting to Children's Aid Societies throughout southwestern Ontario and to women's shelters. In her work, she accumulated case history data which demonstrated that violent behaviour was a problem which was not gender specific. Her message has been that, in order to deal with interpersonal violence, it is important that objective data, rather than politically convenient myths, be used for formulation of public policy in order to effectively combat violence and to promote justice.



1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I think we need to all be aware of this issue. I feel it is important to focus less on the mother being the one doing this and more on educating people that the alienater can be both mothers and fathers. As in my case, my ex husband brainwashed my children into hating me and not trusting me. He did it every day until they eventually moved in with them and completely shut me off from their lives. It was brought to the attention of the judge on many occasions and was dismissed by the judge who could only see father's rights issues and could not look beyond that something was actually going on. He just figured I was an angry mother who was trying to sabotage an innocent father. When my ex declared to me he had books on how to destroy my life I knew I had much to fear and stopped talking to the judge as I feared for my safety and the safety of my boys. It is hard for me to find info on what to do to help my now adult children. But likely there isn't much when they are closed to me.