The Protected, the Targeted, the Criminalized:
Changing Relationships between Canadian Police Organizations, and LGB, Trans and Queer People
Talk by Alexa DeGagne, 2015-16 Visiting Scholar in Sexuality Studies
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016, 3:00-4:30pm
519 Kaneff Tower, York University
Introduced by Dr. Amar Wahab, Coordinator, Sexuality Studies
This presentation examines the history of the relationship between LGB, trans and queer people, and police organizations in Canada in order to consider why and how the recent rapprochement between certain heteronormal LGB Canadian and different police organizations has excluded already marginalized and overly criminalized LGB, trans and queer people, and has at the same time galvanized intersectional social activism among populations that are disproportionately targeted, abused and criminalized by police and the legal justice system.
Dr. Alexa DeGagne is an Assistant Professor in Women’s and Gender Studies at Athabasca University. Her research, teaching and community engagement are focused on gender-based and sexuality-based social justice movements and activisms in Canada and the United States.
Co-Sponsored by: Department of Anthropology.
Light refreshments served. RSVP to email@example.com
*Please note that this seminar counts towards GFWS seminar requirements*