The concept of “a legacy” is one that I find moving and fascinating. What do we want to leave or offer? What does that say about who we are? Is it tempting fate to try to plan one’s legacy? How are we going to be remembered? Are we going to be remembered at all? I expected that the idea of “a legacy” would make me anxious, but in reality I have shockingly little anxiety about it. I just find it fascinating as a concept, and am happy to turn it around in my mind, flipping it More >
This video comes via the UBC Law Centre for Feminist Legal Studies. It is about two or three years old. In it, Sharon McIvor speaks about the continuing sex discrimination in the Indian Act, starting from the Act’s original disenfranchisement of status women who married non-Indians. She refers to a long line of women who have also moved this issue forward, including Mary Two-Axe Early, Jeannette Corbiere Lavell and Yvonne Bédard, (AG Canada v. Lavell  SCR 1349), Sandra Lovelace (now a Canadian senator) who took her case to the UN [Sandra Lovelace v More >
It was a great privilege to see Sherene Razack speak today at an event organized by students at York’s Faculty of Environmental Studies. Time to thank the people -faculty, students and staff, who roll up their sleeves and make these things happen.
Here is another set of things you may wish you could be at:
Radical Formations: Sex, Race, Trans
How do social movements resist and react to new measures for legal equality? This interdisciplinary panel tackles this question via resistance to intersectional state violence, transgender people’s legal consciousness, and race-based critiques of rights.
Sharon Cowan, School of Law, University of Edinburgh
Roderick Ferguson, American More >
This invitation only workshop strikes me as such a good idea in both form and substance. Imagine! Thinking and talking! Making Sense of Abortion and Assisted Reproduction Workshop at Rutgers
I look forward to seeing what comes out of this series. Such an important conversation to have – certainly one we need to keep having in Canada.
Here’s the schedule and below from the invitation as shown on the website.
Questions we imagine tackling include:
- Whether a right to create a pregnancy through assisted reproduction is or should be as rooted in the constitution as a right to terminate a More >