Culture Vulture TV interview

Culture Vulture TV interview

Look out August! Erika Tafel will be heading to Victoria for a guest appearance on the Culture Vulture TV show on July 17th. The show will be taped in front of a live studio audience and will air daily on ShawTV in August on Vancouver Island.

Erika Tafel is the author of Slave To The Farm, a book about her teen years incarcerated in the Shawbridge Youth Centre. She has also co-authored the screenplay, SHAWBRIDGE, directed by Cathy Scorsese. She advocates for changes in the Canadian Juvenile Justice system, and sits as a director on her local Restorative Justice Board. Currently she is working on a documentary about the hundred year old institution. She interested in documenting the effects on the incarcerated youth placed there, and how it has influenced them as adults.

Erika will be discussing her book, her upcoming documentary, and the movie Shawbridge with host Leanne Allen of Culture Vulture TV.

Stay Tuned!

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2 Comments so far

Mark MashalPosted on12:22 am - Jul 16, 2017

Erika
After entering the juvenile system at age 5, and then being discharged from Shawbridge at 19, I don’t think there could ever be a better person more qualified than you to be the voice of those who failed, those who crashed, and those who finally succeeded other than you. You are determined, thoughtful, empathetic, and have the first hand experience and background that not only has the power to educate, empower and make a difference in the lives of many more children and young adults, but hopefully can also clear an easier path to programs, family support and most importantly, a clearer picture of todays challenges for our youth within the children’s and family ministers right across the country.
I wish you the very best in your never ending journey, and thank you for being my voice.

Mark Mashal

Mark MashalPosted on12:23 am - Jul 16, 2017

Erika
After entering the juvenile system at age 5, and then being discharged from Shawbridge at 19, I don’t think there could ever be a better person more qualified than you to be the voice of those who tried, those who crashed, and those who finally succeeded other than you. You are determined, thoughtful, empathetic, and have the first hand experience and background that not only has the power to educate, empower and make a difference in the lives of many more children and young adults, but hopefully can also clear an easier path to programs, family support and most importantly, a clearer picture of todays challenges for our youth within the children’s and family ministers right across the country.
I wish you the very best in your never ending journey, and thank you for being my voice.

Mark Mashal