Tag Archives: critical race

Twitter Roundup (for those who are picky about the bandwagons they jump on)

woman-computer-vintage(unless otherwise noted, tweets are from @OsgoodeIFLS)

Conferences/Workshops/Summer Schools

Judicial Philosophy ‏@JudicialPhil Reminder: Job: Post-Doctoral Fellowships 2014-2015 – University of Singapore (DL: 31.12) http://tinyurl.com/m7rfny5

Rosa Freedman ‏@GoonerDr 24 Oct   The International Graduate Legal Research Conference http://bit.ly/167dbTO

Rory O’Connell ‏@rjjoconnell 25 OctSummer Schools for Human Rights and Legal Studies — 2014 http://international-justice.com/2013/10/25/summer-schools-for-human-rights-and-legal-studies-2014/

Claire Potter ‏@TenuredRadical [do you read Claire Potter’s column in the Chronicle of Higher Ed? Definitely worth it] What is more fun than a summer institute son #transnationalfeminisms?  http://bit.ly/17zdLL8

Go/Read/Watch

Rashmee Singh Migrant #Mediators, #Gender #Violence & #Women’s Empowerment in #toronto diaspora Fri [NOVEMBER 9] @UofT http://bit.ly/1aYoFed  h/t ABhatia

Matthew Weait ‏@ProfWetpaint Podcast of Angela Davis’ lecture at Birkbeck: http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2013/10/angela-davis-freedom-is-a-constant-struggle-closures-and-continuities/

Kate Sutherland RT @LawandLit: In Bed w the Police: Katrina Forrester reviews ‘Undercover’ Evans & Lewis · LRB http://feedly.com/k/HpW5HP   #police #gender #race

Kate Sutherland ‏@LawandLit 30 Oct Paper on Critical Race Theory and Crtical Race Feminism and the Unbanked – CL&P Blog  http://feedly.com/k/16MEbup

Oct #Strikes on at UK universities this week. http://bit.ly/1aKStL5   Why?  Here http://bit.ly/1ix9kSw   here http://bit.ly/1aKStL7  #highered

 

Feminist Playlists

Spending Sunday in the office or otherwise working? #Feministplaylists. Maybe they help? 1/4 Bitchtapes http://bit.ly/1cCCEFK

#Feministplaylists 2/4 tumblr feministsongs http://bit.ly/1cCCZbo

#Feministplaylists 3/4 @crunkfeminists  ▶ this is how we do it: an independence day mix  http://bit.ly/HA8KIz  #sundayattheoffice

4/4 Leslie and Ellie’s Essential #Feminist Playlist via The F Word Feminist Media Collective http://bit.ly/1cCEkil  a little #cancon

What’s an Honour Crime?

project in Van against “honour crimes” 1 of 600 feds support w similar goals. http://bit.ly/1aKVjQ   is this where ALL the VAW  $ is going?

Facts of this case may surprise you, given tags. #SCC #provocation #VAW #imminence http://scc.lexum.org/decisia-scc-csc/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/13308/index.do #feminist #crimlaw, what say you?

Reproductive Rights

RT @LegalScholBlog: CFP: Abortion & Assisted Reprodctn ; Workshop deadline Nov18 special issue J l, med #ethics . http://bit.ly/1ciSxkv

‏@StepanWood @OsgoodeIFLS check out this article by @vanessa_macd & @JulaHughes in @OHLJ on the German abortion decisions http://j.mp/1atsDwT

Donncha O’Connell ‏@donnchanuig Rights bodies secure permission to make arguments in surrogacy appeal http://www.irishtimes.com/news/crime-and-law/courts/rights-groups-secure-permission-to-make-arguments-in-surrogacy-appeal-1.1581384#.UnQ5gz3GYDs.twitter  … via @IrishTimes

What happens when #women cannot get late #abortions #oklahoma #law #poverty http://flip.it/Ha7Yw   #hypocrisy

Pregnant Woman Fights Wisconsin Fetal Rights Laws http://flip.it/Fc5ph

The Conversation ‏@ConversationEDU Sex-selective abortion is challenging our views about reproductive freedom @Macquarie_Uni http://bit.ly/1aln9V5

Sara R. Cohen ‏@fertilitylaw 29 Oct Australia approves #PGD for #sex selective #IVF for the 1st time to avoid high risk of #autism http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/wa/19457937/baby-sex-checks-for-autism /  …

Faux-Feminism –  Brocialism – MRA’s & the misguided

@bellhooks at @feministwire with  Dig Deep: Beyond Lean In http://bit.ly/16FkJ2r   #fauxfeminism #neoliberal What do you think?

Brand, iconoclasm, and a #woman’s place in the #revolution Laurie Penny takes on #Brocialism http://www.newstatesman.com/laurie-penny/2013/11/discourse-brocialism  …

‏ Have a read. RT @LauraGraham86: A Good Men’s Rights Movement Is Hard to Find: http://flip.it/qDpHz   via @theprospect #MRA

@sarahjkeenan Selma James on why sex workers don’t need the ‘protection’ of dickish sexist men http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/01/sex-workers-hands-off-my-whore-france-prostitutes  …

Sexual Assault

Corey R. Yung on Rubenfeld’s Big Step Backward in Rape Law @FeministLawPrfs http://bit.ly/1aNMHoD

Advising #Women Against #Drinking Sends a Dangerous Message – NYT http://bit.ly/1adP0m8   #Philosophy prof breaks down the problem.w analogy!

First Nations /School/Access/Heroes/resistance

Wanda Nanibush #idlenomore Histories of #Indigenous #women’s #resistance November 12 Toronto (poster) http://bit.ly/16S2jf3  Wanda Nanibush, Dame Nita Barrow distvisitor at Centre for Women’s Studies in Education lectures Nov 12 #idlenomore  http://bit.ly/16S1W4b

Allison Fenske ‏@AllisonFenske 26 Oct .@WabKinew’s beautiful words in @walrusmagazine · The Residential School Apology · http://ow.ly/qcvas

New DC Comics superhero inspired by young Cree activist – Shannen Koostachin –   h/t Deb Parkes http://bit.ly/HA9zRN

Ntawnis ‏@NtAwNiS 28 Oct “I deserve access to my school!” FN youth living w disabilities access to #Education esp. dificult in the North. #INM pic.twitter.com/16mxfneHr3

Women in Law

Amicae Curiae ‏@amicae1 25 Oct  RT @LIVPresident: Interesting article from @katgallow on women in the institutions of the law: http://ow.ly/q2LzW  #lawyers #auslaw

Rothna Begum ‏@Rothna_Begum For the 1st time ever in #Saudi a female lawyer @bayanzahran1 appeared in court to represent a client http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20131102185483  …  via @ahmed

like, awesome. Biglaw Memo From Top #law Firm Advises #Women ‘Don’t Giggle,’ Don’t squirm’ plus! clothing tips!   http://bit.ly/1hfBSSz

Tweet Roundup for those who don't do that: Ireland, Ottawa, New Haven, etc.

This new method of embedding tweets should mean you can reply and retweet right from the IFLS site.  Want to try it?

Ireland/Good Writing/Tragedies

Ottawa Law/ Racism

Ottawa Law/ Clothes!

Critical Race Conference

Things to Read

Legal Education

Training (Toronto, Immigration Law Changes and Women)

And just to wrap up, tweets about tweeting

new in print (March 2011) Reproducing Race : Khiara M. Bridges

Read Chapter 1 here and get hooked.

Reproducing Race : Khiara M. Bridges

Reproducing Race, an ethnography of pregnancy and birth at a large New York City public hospital, explores the role of race in the medical setting. Khiara M. Bridges investigates how race—commonly seen as biological in the medical world—is socially constructed among women dependent on the public healthcare system for prenatal care and childbirth. Bridges argues that race carries powerful material consequences for these women even when it is not explicitly named, showing how they are marginalized by the practices and assumptions of the clinic staff. Deftly weaving ethnographic evidence into broader discussions of Medicaid and racial disparities in infant and maternal mortality, Bridges shines new light on the politics of healthcare for the poor, demonstrating how the “medicalization” of social problems reproduces racial stereotypes and governs the bodies of poor women of color.

Khiara M. Bridges is Associate Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Anthropology at Boston University.  Her bio is as interesting as the book:

Interests: critical race theory; criminal law

Khiara M. Bridges joins the BU faculty from the Center for Reproductive Rights, where she enjoyed an academic fellowship that was co-hosted and co-sponsored by Columbia Law School. She has written many articles on race and women’s experiences of reproduction, and she is the author of Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization, to be published by the University of California Press. Her scholarship has appeared in the Columbia Law Review, the California Law Review, and the Texas Journal of Women & Law, among others.

She graduated as valedictorian from Spelman College, from where she received her degree in three years. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her Ph.D., with distinction, from Columbia University’s Department of Anthropology. While in law school, she was a teaching assistant for the former dean, David Leebron (Torts), as well as for the late E. Allan Farnsworth (Contracts). She was a member of the Columbia Law Review and a Kent Scholar. While in college, she was a counselor at the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Atlanta, gaining experience with policies affecting the availability of abortion services in Georgia. She has also been a reporter for the Miami Herald, speaks fluent Spanish and basic Arabic, and is a classically trained ballet dancer who continues to perform professionally in New York City. Professor Bridges teaches Critical Race Theory and Criminal Law at BU Law.

the one who starts things with words: Patricia Monture

A friend sent along this sad note today:

With a sense of loss I am passing along the news that Trish Monture died earlier this week of cancer. Most of you know Trish’s work. Her Mohawk name means “the one who starts things with words.” She started much and inspired and challenged many. In the coming days, I know that many of us will be thinking and connecting about ways that we can honour Trish’s many contributions.

I don’t have the details yet but I understand that she will be taken home to Six Nations for ceremonies.Feeling this loss today, I am listening to Trish’s voice that has been captured here: click for video.

Her words

Here you can hear her from 2007, on police/Aboriginal relations in Saskatoon.  It’s categorized by Rabble.ca this way: Artist: Patricia Monture Genre: Blues – very accurately.

Here are some articles:  Thinking about Aboriginal Justice: Myths and Revolutions

(These next three links are to Hein online, which requires a subscription).

Ka-Nin-Geh-Heh-Gah-E-Sa-Nonh-Yah-Gah 2 Can. J. Women & L. 159 (1986-1988); Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian Criminal Law: Rethinking Justice (with Turpel, M. E.)  26 U. Brit. Colum. L. Rev. 239 (1992); Standing against Canadian Law: Naming Omissions of Race, Culture and Gender 2 Y.B. N.Z. Juris. 7 (1998)

Her books are Thunder in my Soul: A Mohawk Woman Speaks (1995) and Journeying Forward: Dreaming First Nations Independence (2000).  She’s contributed to so many organizations, ideas, initiatives – I will not try to capture those things – I will add links to any piece which presents a complete picture of this remarkable woman.   For now, here is a very brief bio from the National Centre for First Nations Governance website:

Patricia Monture is a citizen of the Mohawk Nation, Grand River Territory (near Brantford, Ontario).  She is mother, sister, auntie.  Trisha was educated as a lawyer in Ontario and has graduated from the University of Western Ontario, Queen’s University and Osgoode Hall Law School.  From 1989 to 1994, she taught in Canadian law schools.  In 1994, Trisha joined the Department of Native Studies at the University of Saskatchewan as an associate professor.  She was granted tenure in 1998 and promoted to full professor in 1999.  From 2001 to 2004 in addition to her teaching responsibilities, she was Special Advisor to the Dean of the College of Arts and Science on Indigenous Initiatives.

When I was in law school, she came to give a talk – it was after Thunder in my Soul was published.  I remember it quite vividly, such a pivotal kind of moment in law school for me, a first year student feeling more than slightly lost and in some ways, alone.  It was in the Solarium at U of T law school, and I was sitting in the nook of the glass doors on the east side, squashed into a chair with my bag on my lap and looking out over the parking lot.  Maybe it was in the fall, since my mind’s eye fills the parking lot with bright sunlight and a brisk wind.   Here was this brown woman talking to students of colour as though we were the only ones in the room. I can only imagine that for the First Nations students it was that much more meaningful.  She said, “Doing well is the best revenge.”  I think she meant, “at their game”.  It was like being given a very encouraging (but very firm) shove forward.  And then, each time I’m in the Solarium at U of T law, I think of Patricia Monture saying that to us, and let me tell you, that has been quite helpful over the years.