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Good News: Accomplishments

Thanks to Manitoba’s Deb Parkes, a reminder that we should share and celebrate the achievements of women in the academy. Here are three pieces of good news Deb noted. Brighten up the greyish days of January with these.

1. Prof. Angelique EagleWoman has been named Dean of Law, Lakehead University.  She is an accomplished professor from the University of Idaho and a citizen of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Dakota Oyate of the Lake Traverse Reservation.

I’m adding this link to an article of Dean EagleWoman’s on SSRN called Balancing between Two Worlds: A Dakota Woman’s Reflections on Being a Law Professor (you will find the abstract at the link – the paper was written for a follow up conference after the publication of Presumed Incompetent: The Intersections of Race and Class for Women in Academia, discussed long ago on this blog)

2. Sherene Razack (OISE) appointed Distinguished Professor at the University of Toronto.

The idea of interlocking systems of oppression (how patriarchy, colonialism and white supremacy come into operation through each other) is one of her most important contributions to theory and practice.

3. Karen Busby (U of M) received the Dr. and Mrs. H. H. Saunderson Award, the University of Manitoba’s highest honour for teaching.

Prof. Karen Busby challenges her students to do more, be more,
dream more. She not only ignites within them a passion for learning law but inspires them to find their own voice. Prof. Busby develops citizen lawyers who defend human rights and democratic values. She is growing the next generation of advocates for social change—individuals who will fight back against oppression.

Book Launch, December 10 630PM, Toronto: Sherene Razack’s Dying from Improvement

The Department of Social Justice Education Observes Human Rights Day and Celebrates the Launch of

Dying From Improvement by Dr. Sherene Razack

December 10, 2015 OISE Library, 252 Bloor Street West 6-830

Sponsored by the Department of Social Justice Education.
Supported by Indigenous Education Network, First Nations House,
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto, and African Canadian Legal Clinic.

A discussion on Indigenous and racialized deaths in custody
featuring:
Lee Maracle, Critically acclaimed author and winner of the Ontario
Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts
Sherene Razack, Professor, Social Justice Education, OISE
And a panel of representatives from organizations working to end racism in the justice system:
Aboriginal Legal Services of Toronto: Christa Big Canoe
African Canadian Legal Clinic: Anthony Morgan
Black Lives Matter Toronto: Lena Peters
This document is available in alternate format upon request
Light refreshments provided.
Contact: Stephanie Latty at lattyste@mail.utoronto.ca