Storied Lives Discussion Session

A black silhouette of a woman with her hair in a bun is facing right. Her silhouette overlays 3 silhouettes of increasing size, which are visible to the right and left of her silhouette, overlapping each other. The first is a blue silhouette of a bearded man facing left, then an orange silhouette of a man with short, curly hair facing right, and finally a pink silhouette of a woman wearing a hijab facing left. The word "Storied Lives" is at the bottom of the silhouettes.

Date and Time



Guelph Public Library, 100 Norfolk St., Main Program Room


The Storied Lives project will be holding group listening sessions for their podcast series, Storied Lives: Shifting Perspectives on Poverty. Created through a joint research project by the Guelph and Wellington Task Force for Poverty Elimination and the University of Guelph’s Community Engaged Scholarship Institute and Live Work Well Research Centre, this project encourages members of the public to learn more about the causes of poverty by amplifying the voices of those experiencing poverty.


You’re invited to join the project team for one or more of the following group listening sessions:

Wednesday, November 22, 2 to 4 p.m. - Episode 1: Saving Grace

This episode explores themes of rural poverty, mental health and physical disability. It includes an interview with Elsa Mann, Team Leader - Rural Wellington Community Team at Mount Forest Family Health Team.

Register for Episode 1.


Wednesday, November 22, 6 to 8 p.m. - Episode 2: Quota

This episode explores themes of poverty, racism and xenophobia. It includes an interview with Jasmine Ramze Rezaee, Director of Advocacy & Communications at YWCA Toronto.

Register for Episode 2.


Wednesday, November 29, 2 to 4 p.m. - Episode 3: Old Enough to Hit

This episode explores themes of poverty, family and sexual violence, intimate partner violence and harassment. It includes an interview with Lieran Docherty, former Director of Programs at Women Abuse Council of Ontario.

Register for Episode 3.


Wednesday, November 29, 6 to 8 p.m. - Episode 4: Paying Customers Only

This episode explores themes of poverty, addiction, substance use, mental health, racism, policing and physical violence. It includes an interview with Dr. Akwatu Khenti, Assistant Professor at University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health.
Register for Episode 4.