Jan 11, 2013 | 4:51Audio Human Library Project: Denise, Sudbury Audio
Audio Human Library Project: Denise, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 4:51Denise is a former prostitute who began working the streets at the age of 12. Denise currently works with the local group Project P.E.A.C.E. (Peers offering Education, Advocacy, campaigning for Choice and Equality) to support sex workers with everything from ending addictions to filing police reports.
Jan 11, 2013 | 6:08News Human Library Project: Dr. Rob Lepage, Sudbury Audio
News Human Library Project: Dr. Rob Lepage, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 6:08Dr. Rob Lepage has been working in Sudbury emergency departments for more than two decades. In addition to working as an E.R. physician, Dr. Lepage is also the director of medical services for the emergency department at Health Sciences North. His 22 years on the job means he’s chalked full of stories – tragedies, happy endings, and bizarre medical encounters. Dr. Lepage has also taught as an assistant professor at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
Jan 11, 2013 | 6:36News Human Library Project: Glen Duffy, Sudbury Audio
News Human Library Project: Glen Duffy, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 6:36Glen Duffy got involved with mine rescue in 1999. He was inspired to volunteer after hearing stories of his grandfather’s time in mine rescue, working during such incidents as the infamous McIntyre Mine fire in Timmins in 1965. In addition to his 14 years in mine rescue, Glen is also a volunteer firefighter, meaning he’s done as many rescues above ground as below. Outside of his volunteer duties, Glen serves as the superintendent of safety with Vale operations in Sudbury.
Jan 11, 2013 | 6:15News Human Library Project: John Beaucage, Sudbury Audio
News Human Library Project: John Beaucage, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 6:15John Beaucage has been involved in First Nations leadership at a local, provincial and national level. He was chief of Wasauksing First Nation near Parry Sound for eight years, before becoming Grand Council Chief of the Anishinabek Nation (Union of Ontario Indians) in 2004. A short time later, John ran for leadership of the national Assembly of First Nations, losing to current chief Shawn Atleo. John currently lives in Wasauksing First Nation where he remains involved in the community through his role as chief councillor.
Jan 11, 2013 | 5:27News Human Library Project: John Moore, Sudbury Audio
News Human Library Project: John Moore, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 5:27John Moore lived in Sault Ste. Marie when he faced a criminal charge that changed his life. In 1979, he was convicted of second degree murder for the killing of a local taxi driver. He spent the next 10 years in a maximum security federal penitentiary and remains on lifetime parole. Today, John continues to advocate for his innocence, saying he was not at the scene of the murder and that his Aboriginal background led him to face discrimination in the legal system.
Jan 11, 2013 | 4:43News Human Library Project: Len Frappier, Sudbury Audio
News Human Library Project: Len Frappier, Sudbury Jan 11, 2013 | 4:43Len Frappier struggled with an addiction to speed, before coming down from his final high to pursue a diploma at Cambrian College to become a Native child and family worker. Len is now the co-ordinator of The Point Needle Exchange in Sudbury’s downtown and is currently advocating for the city to get its own supervised injection site.