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Feb 11 at Osgoode: Florence Ashley Lunch talk “Torture Isn’t Therapy: Prohibiting Transgender Reparative Therapy”

Lunch talk “Torture Isn’t Therapy: Prohibiting Transgender Reparative Therapy”

Date: 11-Feb-2019
Time: 12:30 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Room 3067, Nathanson Centre, Osgoode Hall Law School, Ignat Kaneff Building
Link: RSVP

Florence Ashley is a transfeminine activist based in the unceded Kanien’kehá:ka lands of Tiohtià:ke (also known as Montreal), and LL.M. candidate at McGill University Faculty of Law, specialising in bioethics with a focus on transgender healthcare law. Their thesis bears on the legality of conversion therapy targeting gender identity.

She has a B.C.L. and LL.B. from McGill University Faculty of Law. She is a recipient of the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship, Master’s Award and a fellow of the McGill Research Group on Health and Law. She has previously held an O’Brien Fellowship at the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism and has received the Bourse Dorais-Ryan of the Conseil québécois LGBT. Florence is active in local trans, feminist, and queer communities, most notably as part of the Advisory Board of the Trans Legal Clinic and as a member of the Comité trans of the Conseil québécois LGBT. She was the 2019 recipient of the Canadian Bar Association’s LGBTT Hero Award.

Florence Ashley Poster.pdf

Active Bystander Training offered at Osgoode Monday November 19 2018 430PM

via OSPSN: The Osgoode Survivor Peer Support Network (OSPSN) will be hosting Facilitator Karlene Moore from the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre for active bystander training on MONDAY  November 19th from 4:30-5:30 pm in the Moot Court. 

All students are welcome, but 1Ls in particular are strongly encouraged to attend. There will be free refreshments provided. Let’s create a community of care at Osgoode.

Active Bystander Training pdf poster

IFLS “in conversation with Catherine Hernandez, Author of Scarborough” Wed Jan 23 2018

WED JAN 23 2019

Lunch served. Please RSVP

1230 -2PM | ROOM TBA


Building Community, Accessing Justice:A conversation with the author of Scarborough

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Catherine Hernandez is the award winning author of Scarborough
(Arsenal Pulp Press). Scarborough won the 2015 Jim Wong-Chu
Award, was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award, the Evergreen
Forest of Reading Award, Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction, the Trillium Book Award; and longlisted for Canada Reads 2018. It made the “Best of 2017” list for the Globe and Mail, National Post, Quill and Quire, and CBC Books.

April 12 @ York: Dr. Alexa DeGagne on Changing Relationships between Police and LGB, Trans and Queer People

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

event poster - info included in body of post
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
*Please note that this seminar counts towards GFWS seminar requirements*