Media Release

For more information about news and events at the University of Winnipeg, contact:

Katherine Unruh
Director of Communications
204.782.3279 (cellular)

Annette Elvers
Communications Officer

September 5, 2003

Upcoming News Conference

Voices from the Margins:
Experiences of Street-Involved Youth in Winnipeg

For Immediate Release

WINNIPEG—Street youth have often been viewed as a problematic group in society. Many people see street kids as lazy and rebellious young people unwilling to take reponsibility for their situations.

On Wednesday, September 17, members of Winnipeg's media are invited to take in the release of a study that sought to listen to and hear the voices of street-involved youth.

The study, Voices from the Margins: Experiences of Street-Involved Youth in Winnipeg, takes us through the sometimes controversial and hard-hitting stories of twelve young people and their personal struggles to survive and transcend the harsh realities of the street. Voices from the Margins findings won't go down easily and its recommendations are sure to impact academic researchers, service providers, and policy makers.

Voices from the Margins News Conference
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2003 at 10 a.m.
Where: Operation Go Home's Powerhouse, 11-222 Osborne Street
(Refreshments will be provided. Parking will be available in the DarkZone Lot at Confusion Corner.)

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For more information, please contact:
Katherine Unruh, Director of CommunicationsThe University of Winnipegtel: 204.786.9872 cel: 204.782.3279