​May 5 (Mon) - Kingston, ON presentation to students in the Restorative Justice course, Queen's University

April 2 (Wed) - Canton, NY "Through the Glass: One Woman's Pursuit of Justice, Forgiveness and                                   Healing", Contemporary Issues Forum, Public Lecture hosted by St. Lawrence University

April 4 (Fri) - Ottawa, ON Conference Keynote: Voices of Parents Affected by Youth Sexual Offending:                                What are they telling us and how can we respond? Hosted by the University of Ottawa 

April 8 (Tue) - Victoria, BC Camosun College - FREE Public Talk and book signing in honour of Victims                               Awareness Week 

April 9 (Wed) - Victoria, BC Keynote Address, Restorative Justice Victoria Symposium: Your Community in                          Action Supporting Victims of Crime (a National Victims of Crime Awareness Week event) 

May 3 (Sat) - Ajax, ON Ontario Writers' Conference, "Writing What Haunts You: Recounting without reliving.

May 5 (Mon) - Kingston, ON Queen's University, Restorative Justice Class

May 23 (Fri) - Etobicoke, ON Bishop Allen Academy (presentation to high school students)

June 13 (Fri) - Belfast, IRELAND European Forum for Restorative Justice Conference: Pathways to                                       Desistence, Social Justice and Peacebuilding 

July 16 (Wed) - Buckhorn, ON Guest Author at 

Aug 18-22 - Quyon, QC Leave Out ViolencE (LOVE) Annual Leadership Camp (restorative circles workshop                     with Katy Hutchison)

​Sep 15 (Mon) - Toronto, ON OWC-Atteret Chapter, fundraising event for Israel-Canada Women & Health                             Projects 

Sep 27 (Sat) - Toronto, ON Camp Widow (Forgiveness workshop with Katy Hutchison) 

Sep 30 (Tue) - Waterloo, ON St Nicholas Catholic School Parent and Community Evening:  ​A Whole School                         to Restorative Practices (with Katy Hutchison)

Oct 2 (Thu) - Gananoque, ON Ottawa Catholic District School Board Principal's Conference (keynote                                   followed by Forgiveness workshop with Katy Hutchison)

Oct 21 (Tue) - Canton, NY (via Skype) Q&A session for students at St Lawrence University

Oct 30 (Thu) - Toronto, ON Guest Instructor, Memoir Writing Course, University of Toronto

Nov 4 (Tue) - Edmonton, AB (via Skype) Q&A session for students at Grant McKeown University

Nov 17 (Mon) - Prince Albert, SK Keynote Speech, Restorative Justice Conference 

Nov 19 (Wed) - Windsor, ON Public talk hosted by Essex County Youth Diversion in honour of National                                  Restorative Justice Week

Nov 19 (Wed) - Windsor, ON St. Leonard's Society of Windsor support circle for family members of                                        incarcerated people, visit and discussion with members

2013

January 30 (Wed) - Innisfil, ON Parole Board of Ontario Training 

March 18 (Mon) - Waterloo, ON Conrad Grebel University 
                         College, University of Waterloo, RJ Class

March 25 (Mon) - Ottawa, ON University of Ottawa Dept of Criminology (open to the public)

March 27 (Wed) - Toronto, ON Ryerson University, School of Criminology, (open to the public) 

May 6 (Mon) - Burlington ON Appleby Probus Group

August 18-20 - Haliburton, ON Annual LOVE Camp (Leave Out ViolencE) for youth leaders

September 28 (Sat) Kingston, ON Kingston WritersFest, Master Class: Writing What Hurts

October 2 (Wed) - Toronto, ON Ontario’s Family Court Support Workers' Conference, Delta Chelsea Hotel

October 4 (Fri) - London, ON Middlesex Family Law Conference (Keynote Address)

October 15 (Tue) - Brantford, ON Wilfred Laurier University Dept of Criminology, Public Lecture

October 16 (Wed) - Orillia, ON Bereavement Ontario Network Annual Conference (Exploring Forgiveness)

October 19 (Sat) - Waterloo, ON Peace and Justice Conference (Keynote address, 2p.m.)

October 22 (Tue) - Saskatoon, SK John Howard Society of Saskatchewan, Public Event see poster

October 23 (Wed) - Regina, SK John Howard Society of Saskatchewan, Public Event see poster

November 12 (Tue) - Edmonton, AB (via Skype) Grant MacEwan University, Child & Youth Care Prog

November 22 (Fri) - Halifax, NS Restorative Justice Society Conference Keynote 

2012

January 23 (Mon) Burlington, ON Probus Club Monthly Meeting, Burlington Arts Centre

January 24 (Tue) Sarnia, ON Public event hosted by Book Keeper Books & Cafe.

February 14 (Tue) Aurora, ON Aurora Public Library for Sandgate Women's Shelter of York

February 15 (Wed) Brampton, ON Chapters Store (Book Signing) 

February 22 (Wed) Timmins, ON Public Event hosted by the Canadian Mental Health Association

February 27 (Mon) Richmond Hill, ON Bur Oak Secondary School

February 27 (Mon) Kitchener, ON Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo

March 3 (Sat) Winnipeg, MB Stony Mountain Institution, presentation to inmates & RJ committee

March 3 (Sat) Winnipeg, MB Public Event to launch St. Leonard's Society at Canadian Mennonite                                                          University (CMU)

March 6 (Tue) London, ON St. Leonard's Society Annual Conference (Keynote Address)

August 18-22 Haliburton, ON Annual LOVE Camp (Leave Out ViolencE) for youth leaders

Sept 28 (Fri) Kingston, ON Kingston WritersFest, Grand Theatre 

October 1 (Mon) - UK release of Through the Glass (published as "The Stranger Inside") Simon & Schuster

October 2 (Tues) - Canadian paperback edition release by Doubleday Canada

October 9 (Tues) - USA hardcover release by Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books)

October 10 (Wed) - Orillia, ON Bereavement Ontario Network Annual Conference (Keynote Address)

November 8 (Thu) - Hamilton, ON Fundraiser for The Bridge Prison to Community Program, Liuna Station

November 14 (Wed) - Ottawa, ON Restorative Justice Workshop for the National Office of Victims, Public                                   Safety Canada, with Katy Hutchison.

November 27 (Tue) - Toronto, ON National Council of Jewish Women

2011 
National Book Tour Events for THROUGH THE GLASS:

October 11 (Tue) Toronto, ON  Book Launch Party, Gladstone Hotel, Queen St. W.

October 12 (Wed) Mississauga, ON Retired Women Teachers of Ontario Keynote

October 13 (Thu) Calgary, AB, Public Lecture hosted by Mennonite Central Committee, Prison Fellowship                        Canada, After-Care Ministry & the RC Diocese of Calgary Social Justice                                                     Office & Prison Ministry

October 15 (Sat)  Vancouver, BC Simon Fraser University, The Centre for Restorative Justice 

October 16 (Sun) North Vancouver, BC The Edge BistroNorth Shore Restorative Justice Network

October 17 (Mon) Surrey, BC Simon Fraser University Campus, Mezzanine

October 17 (Mon) Burnaby, BC Simon Fraser University Campus, First Nations Gallery

October 19 (Wed) Halifax, NS Dalhousie University, Schulich School of Law, Hosted by Nova Scotia     Restorative Justice (NSRJ) and Community University Research Alliance (CURA) 

October 20 (Thu)  Moncton, NB Capitol Theatre, Public Lecture hosted by the John Howard Society's   Partners in Healing and Restorative Opportunities Programs

October 25 (Tue)  Owen Sound, ON The Ginger Press Bookshop & Cafe (Sponsored by Owen Sound &                               Area Family and Community Justice Programs (YMCA)

November 9 (Wed) Whitehorse, YT Public Lecture at Whitehorse Visitor Information Centre Theatre
                           (Sponsored by the Department of Justice of the Yukon) 

November 10 (Thu) Whitehorse Correctional Centre, Yukon (speaking to two groups of inmates)

November 14 (Sun) Kamloops, BC Canadian National Restorative Justice Symposium Keynote                                               Hosted by The Correctional Service of Canada 

November 16 (Wed) Kitchener, ON Victoria Park Pavilion, 80 Schneider Ave, Kitchener, ON                                                     Hosted by Community Justice Initiatives and Kitchener Public Library

November 18 (Fri) Kingston, ON Pittsburgh Minimum Security Institution, Correctional Service of                                          Canada, Hosted by the Chapel and Restorative Justice Committee

November 20 (Sun) Toronto, ON Ben McNally's Brunch Series, King Edward Hotel

November 24 (Thu) Toronto, ON Nuance Leadership, 221 Yonge Street

2010

November 23  Kitchener, ON Forest Heights Collegiate (senior level law and social sciences classes), .

November 23  Kitchener, ON Conrad Grebel University College, Waterloo, ON

November 12  Owen Sound, ON "The F-Word: Explorations on Forgiveness", a workshop with Katy                                  Hutchison. Owen Sound & Area Family YMCA, Justice Circles program

October 21  Toronto, ON University of Toronto: "The Forgiveness Project", international display of                                 stories and photos comes to Toronto from the UK. Panel Discussion at Hart House, 7pm

September 21  Waterloo, ON "When Justice Doesn't Bring Peace: Restoring Relationships in the                                       Aftermath of Crime", International Day of Peace, The University of Waterloo and                                         Conrad Grebel University College. EVENT IS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

September 29  New Liskeard, ON Canadian Mental Health Association, Cochrane-Tamiskaming                                       Region, Public Lecture.

August 22-26  Haliburton, ON Annual LOVE Camp (Leave Out ViolencE) for youth leaders

April 13  Boulder, Colorado Boulder County Sheriff's Department, Public Lecture.

March 26, Toronto, ON Peacebuilders International Conference: "Restorative Approaches to Gangs,                          Guns & Violence", York University.

March 21-23 Winnipeg, MB Canadian Restorative Justice Consortium Gathering 

February 9 Waterloo, ON Conrad Grebel School of Peace and Conflict Studies, Uni. of Waterloo

March 2 Toronto, ON Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences Conference, Panel: "Families & Crime."

2009 

November 25 Peterborough, ON Elizabeth Fry Society, Public Talk

November 1 - 30 Ottawa, ON Broken Glass to New Mosiacs: Healing Through Art an exhibition of                                        Shannon's artwork in honour of National Restorative Justice Week at the Umi Cafe. 

November 14 Ottawa, ON Vernissage at the Umi Cafe. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

November 16 Ottawa, ON Correctional Service of Canada National Headquarters

November 16 Ottawa, ON "Restorative Justice and the Ripple-Effect of Crime," Keynote Address to launch                     National Restorative Justice Week, University of Ottawa, ON. 

November 6 Lima, Peru "Guilty By Association: Restorative Justice for Families of Offenders," First World                    Congress on Juvenile Restorative Justice

November 7 Lima, Peru "Victims in Restorative Juvenile Justice," a panel discussion with Justice Renate    Winter (Vienna Youth Court and President of UN Special Court for Sierra Leone), Dr. Eva Giberti   (Juvenile Court Psychologist, Argentina), Dr. Fely Gonzalez (Professor and Victimologist,   Spain) and Dr. Marc Grenhuijsen (President of World Society of Victimology and Criminology   Professor, The Hague, Holland)

October 28-29 Rochester, NY Walking After Midnight Annual Western New York Restorative Justice                                Conference

August 29 Picton, ON "One Step at a Time: Coping with Spousal Incarceration," Salvation Army retreat for                 women and children facing the incarceration of a loved one

August 19-22 Haliburton, ON Annual LOVE Camp (Leave Out ViolencE) for youth leaders

May 31 - June 4 Vancouver, BC Restorative Practices International Conference

March 25 Kingston, ON Public Talk Hosted by Queen's Community Outreach Centre and Amnesty                    International, Queen's University

February 10 Waterloo, ON Conrad Grenbel University College School of Peace and Conflict Studies

January 29 San Francisco, CA Oakgrove Post-Release Office

January 28 San Bruno, CA San Bruno County Jail RSVP (Resolve to Stop the Violence Program)

January 28 Sonoma, CA Sonoma State University School of Criminology

January 27 San Francisco, CA Women's Re-entry Centre

2008

November 19 Kitchener, ON "Us, Them, WE: Beyond Punishment to Accountability and Reconciliation",                         National Restorative Justice Week Conference.

November 10 Kitchener, ON "Can Restorative Justice Be Used For Serious Crime?" Workshop co-led with                       Jennifer Davies of Community Justice Initiatives, National RJ Conference

September 23-26 Oaxaca, Mexico "Restorative Justice: Humanizing the Justice Process", International                                 Congress on Restorative Justice, hosted by Proderecho with funding from the State of                                 Mexico and USAID.





Since 2008, Shannon has been addressing audiences around the world. She tells the story of her husband’s arrest, trial, sentencing, and the insights she gained about justice and healing as she struggled to triumph over tragedy. Openly sharing her experiences, reading selected pieces from her book and using photos and artwork to illustrate her journey, Shannon leads the audience through an unforgettable ordeal and inspires hope even in the most desperate moments of the human condition. She also explains the principles of restorative justice and inspires individuals and organizations to consider how they can be applied in circumstances of crime and conflict.

Inspiring triumph over trauma for people and communities
Watch Shannon's October 2011 interview on George Stroumboulopoulous Tonight
2014 Upcoming Events

​Nov 25 (Tue) - Toronto, ON Human Rights and Tolerance                                     Symposium, Crestwood Collegiate Independent                             School

2015 Upcoming Events

​Mar 12 (Thu) - Burlington, ON Third Age Learning Symposium

Mar 23-25 (Mon-Wed) - Twin Cities, MN Hamline University 

Past Events:

2014
February 27 (Thu) - Oshawa, ON Victims Advisory Committee to                 Corrections Canada and Parole Board Canada                 (Keynote Address: Building Resiliency through                 Restorative Justice)

March 4-5 (Tue-Wed) - Waterloo, ON St. Nicholas Catholic                School, Restorative Practices and Peacebuilding: A                Whole School Approach (interactive workshops with JK-                Grade 8 students & staff co-facilitated w Katy Hutchison)
Public talk in Sarnia, ON (February 2012)
Shannon talks about her book's title, cover, and why she wrote it in the first place
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