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Panel Discussion: Stigma, Harm Reduction & Our Mental Health Care System

March 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The performance of Mermaid Legs by Beth Graham will be ASL Interpreted by Shelly Nafshi, Thurga Kanagasekarampillai, Gail Benin, and Jenni Stevens. The panel discussion will be ASL Interpreted by Jenni Stevens.


Join us for a panel discussion moderated by Katherine O’Neill from the YWCA Edmonton, for important conversations inspired by Mermaid Legs by Beth Graham. Panelists include those who work in the field, who live with mental illness and whose children and loved ones struggle with mental illness.

      March 3 @ 3pm following the matinee of Mermaid Legs by Beth Graham 

Admission included with the show. Get your tickets to Mermaid Legs here.

Due to limited capacity, we highly recommend securing your seat to Mermaid Legs in advance!

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Moderator  Katherine O’Neill, CEO of YWCA Edmonton
Panelist  Raffela Mancuso, Mental Health Activist
Panelist  Adrianne Beauregarde, Executive Assistant, Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women
Panelist  Angela Ross, Executive Director, Momentum Counselling
Panelist  Sandra Christenson-Moore, Indigenous Legal Counsel at Court of King’s Bench, Alberta

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March 3
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Gateway Theatre
8529 Gateway Blvd NW
Edmonton, Alberta T6E 6P3 Canada
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