Former NHL Player Sheldon Kennedy To Give Free Lecture Friday
Tuesday October 20th, 2015
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Sheldon Kennedy, author of “Why I Didn’t Say Anything” will be presenting a free lecture this Friday.
Kennedy won a Memorial Cup, World Junior Gold Medal and skated for three teams in his eight-year NHL career, but he is best known for his courageous decision to charge his Major Junior Hockey league coach with sexual assault for the abuse he suffered over a five-year period while a teenager under his care.
Through this disclosure, he has become an inspiration to millions of abuse survivors around the world.
He has been instrumental in bringing governments, public and private sector partners together to work collaboratively to influence policy change and improve the way child abuse is handled. He has influenced changes in Canadian law and has taken his message to the International Olympic Committee and the US Senate.
The free lecture presented by the Sexual Assault Investigators’ Association of Ontario takes place on Friday October 23rd, 2015 10am at the St. Clair College Centre for the Arts,