What we’re thinking/reading/doing (IFLS blog)
What’s interesting these days?
today Prof. Joanna Erdman, MacBain Chair at Dalhousie Law – “New Ideas in an Age-Old Field”: Regulating Reproduction [room change]
“New Ideas in an Age-Old Field”: Regulating Reproduction Professor Joanna Erdman MacBain Chair in Health Law & Policy, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University
Thursday October 25, 1230-2pm
Osgoode Hall Law School IKB 2003 now in 2027 Faculty Lounge Light Lunch Served, please RSVP to email@example.com
Poster for emailing, printing, sharing, here.
Marie Ashe, “Zig-Zag Stitching and the Seamless Web: Thoughts on ‘Reproduction’ and the Law,” (1989) 13 Nova L. Rev. 355 (this is a hein online link and will require access to hein, e.g. More >
Can indigenous peoples, ethnic minorities, women and people living in poverty mobilize human rights in a positive way to combat environmental problems that affect their health and their physical, psychological and material well-being? How does the human rights system increase the capacity of marginalized groups to defend and protect themselves in decision-making processes that could jeopardize their interests in relation to the environment?
Program , registration info and call for volunteers here: via Environmental Justice and Human Rights: Investigating the Tensions, Exploring the Possibilities | More >
h/t Mary Jane Mossman
After the notable absence of female representation in the Canada Excellence Research Chairs (CERC) program, the Minister of Industry, in March 2010, struck an ad-hoc panel to examine the program’s selection process. Based on the panel’s finding that the lack of female representation was not due to active choices made during the CERC selection process, it was suggested that an assessment of gender equity within the wider university context and talent pool be undertaken by a third-party body. As such, the Minister of Industry requested that the Council of Canadian Academies undertake an assessment of the factors More >
Many of you have probably already seen this….
For 39 years, TWB has served the community. Victoria Moreno, the owner, has announced that the store will close its doors on November 30th, 2012.
Come and celebrate nearly four decades of book launches, discoveries and passionate debates on
TUESDAY OCTOBER 30, 2012, at 7:30 p.m with An Evening of Women’s Words.
There will be readings by many writers and a chance to speak about feminism and the store’s history, while we buy books and so assist Victoria in the practical work of closing the store.
So far, confirmed readers include: Judy Rebick, Michele Landsberg, Maureen More >
In their article “In defence of Caitlin Moran and populist feminism” , Rhiannon and Holly from the Vagenda magazine employ a heady mix of biographical context and anti-intellectualism to defend the indefensible: Moran’s dismissal of the representation of black women. They write that “feminism is, and to an extent always has been, a white, middle class movement”, which must be resuscitated from the “dust and the stuffiness” it has been cocooned within by reinventing More >