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Femme Fatale
Monday August 11th, 2014 with Jim
Angela Jazz on her personal experiences with victims rights and legislation in Canada

Angela Jazz discusses her personal experiences with, and feelings about, the Canadian criminal justice system as she begins the process of watching proceedings against the man who was charged with sexually assaulted her as a child. Angela, as with so many others, has been denied agency by a system that purportedly aims to protect her, but routinely imposes much more severe consequences for perpetrators of crimes against property than for crimes against women and children -- when those crimes are prosecuted at all. In an effort to regain agency, Angela has embarked upon a documentary film project about her unfolding experiences, and the state of the justice system in Canada when it comes to dealing with crimes of this nature. She is at the very earliest stages of the process, but so is the trial. Angela was awarded a 2013 Femmy for her work organizing the Ottawa chapter of the One Billion Rising campaign to bring attention to violence against women, and has worked in film before, but this is her first time doing a documentary. If you (or someone you know) have (has) experienced a sexual assault, please contact the Ottawa Rape Crisis Centre 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 613-562-2333 (and/or find a resource local to your area). Their web site is:
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Red Sonya
Listening to Angela she is echoing so many things about our laws and how goods and money are more important than the safety of women and children! I am glad to hear she is doing this film and her degree on something that is so important in our society. 'Protecting victim's rights' is synonymous with the victim not getting any justice. Thank you Angela for doing this interview. Great show Jim.

12:23 PM, August 11th, 2014
Angela Jazz
Thank you Red! I wanted to add that in addition to Oxfam Canada, there are countless other Ottawa organizations that work on National Capital Women's day such as Interpares, Planned Parenthood Ottawa and SASC Ottawa to name just a few. I should also note that my interpretation of the song we played is mine alone and not necessarily reflective of the artists.

4:10 PM, August 13th, 2014
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