Subject: Up for Debate event tonight / Place au debat . evenement ce soir
Event to launch leader’s interviews
A national conversation on women’s issues will be broadcast live from Toronto’s Isabel Bader theatre on Monday, Sept 21.
Up For Debate’s free event starts at 7:00pm and will feature a lineup of commentators and pundits analyzing and debating clips from exclusive one-on-one video interviews with four of the five federal party leaders. The four full 30 minute interviews will be released throughout the week following the event.
The interviews - focused on ending violence against women, ending women’s economic inequality and supporting women’s leadership - were conducted by well-known journalist and documentary filmmaker Francine Pelletier.
Emcee for the evening Jess Beaulieu – a Toronto based feminist comedian and writer, will be joined on stage by an issue panel of experts and academics including Kate McInturff, Senior Researcher at the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Alejandra Bravo, Manager of Leadership and Learning at the Maytree Foundation, Katherine Hensel, founder and principal lawyer at Hensel Barristers and Angela Robertson, Executive Director of Central Toronto Community Health Centres.
The event will also feature a media panel discussing the implications of this conversation on the election. Panelists include Althia Raj of the Huffington Post Canada, Laura Payton from Macleans, Laurie Monsabraaten of the Toronto Star, and Anna Mehler Paperny from Global News.
The show will be livestreamed on thestar.com in English and ledevoir.com in French. It will also be Periscoped by Twitter.