What we’re thinking/reading/doing (IFLS blog)
What’s interesting these days?
h/t to Sarah Keenan (former IFLS visitor now on Faculty at SOAS) for the text of Camille Kumar’s talk and Sarah’s brief and pointed introduction. In the digital “pages” of Feminists@Law. A short read worth your time.
For feminism to be what it says on the tin, it must be continually evolving, shifting and diversifying; where patriarchy seeks to enforce authority, feminism seeks to declare privilege; where patriarchy seeks to create a single ‘rationalised’ truth and repress all else, feminism seeks to simultaneously hold many truths and be the witness bearer to secrets; and where patriarchy seeks More >
Feb 28-March 1 in Kingston: Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s presents Arctic/Northern Women: Situating Law & Justice in Development and Equality
Click here for FLSQ queens page for this workshop
via Prof. Kathy Lahey (Kingston) with a reminder that students will have free registration, daytime meals, and a break on the dinner price as well.
Jan. 31, 2014 draft
FLSQ Program: Arctic/Northern Women
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 11:30 Registration – Robert Sutherland Hall, Policy Studies room 202 – light lunch
12:30 Welcome and introduction to conference themes
Janice Hill, Four Directions Student Centre, Queen’s University [Elder]
Åsa Gunnarsson, Umeå Forum for Studies on Law and Society, Umeå University, Sweden
1:00 Keynote address: Eva-Maria More >
CFP: Gendered Dissent, Democracy and the Law: A workshop on the gendered face of Canada’s crackdown on dissent
May 12-13, 2014 Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Ontario
The Gender & Dissent Working Group of the Dissent, Democracy & the Law Research Network and the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies invite proposals for papers and other interventions to be presented at a workshop that aims to bring scholars and advocates together to consider the gendered dimensions of dissent in Canada and Quebec.
The Workshop: This two-day workshop will More >
Community, connections, commitment: Conversations at Osgoode Tamar Witelson & Joanna Hayes of METRAC Tuesday February 4th 1230-230 in Osgoode Hall 2027 (Faculty Lounge)
Legal Director Tamar Witelson & Legal Information Coordinator Joanna Hayes work for one of Toronto’s most dynamic and community engaged agencies. METRAC is a non-profit committed to the rights of women and children to live their lives free of violence and the threat of violence. METRAC also has not one but TWO legal information websites: Ontario Women’s Justice Network (OWJN) www.owjn.org and Family Law Education for Women (FLEW) www.onefamilylaw.ca Joanna More >
Please note that flight cancellations have led to this talk being cancelled. With apologies to all who were hoping to attend today.
Dean Penelope Andrews (Albany) will be at Osgoode Monday February 3, 2014, and will speak from her latest book, From Capetown to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women’s Human Rights (Ashgate) 1230-230 in room 2027. Please RSVP to Lielle Gonsalves, email@example.com
The author examines and compares gender inequality in societies undergoing political, economic and legal transformation, and looks at two countries – South Africa and Afghanistan – in particular. These two societies serve More >