Category Archives: Upcoming IFLS Events

Catherine Hernandez, Author of Scarborough, in conversation @ Osgoode January 23 1230

RSVP pls if you plan to join us!

JANUARY 23, 2019 1230 in Room 1014 Helliwell Centre IKB

“Building Community, Accessing Justice: In Conversation with Catherine Hernandez”

[added 01/19/2019: It’s Osgoode Prof. Amar Bhatia who will serve as Catherine’s interlocutor, and i’m delighted that he agreed.  His own work, his interest in things literary,  and many other things about who he is (including that he’s a lovely person) combine to make him an ideal interviewer.  Thank you Amar!]

Scarborough: a novel is published by Arsenal Pulp Press, (you can order a copy from them for 17.95$ – there’s a nice excerpt online for you to read).

Toronto Public Library have 66 hard copies and 120 e copies, so get on the list.   Yorku library has the book on reserve at Scott (2 hour loans) https://www.library.yorku.ca/find/Record/3727908

The e book is now less than 10 on Amazon (kindle) and Kobo.

GTA libraries don’t have many copies (Vaughan public library website kindly asked me if I was looking for sourdough a novel which was…do they think i’m a hipster??).  Mississauga Public LibrariesBrampton Public Library; Ajax.

IFLS feminist book club will have a session on Scarborough before the 23rd, but generally it’s not necessary to read the book to come and hear Catherine speak.

 

 

 

This Friday: Camille Gear Rich: “Is it a Man’s World? A Feminist Reimagining the Right to Free Speech in the Aftermath of the Charlottesville Race Riots”

IFLS is delighted to welcome Professor Camille Gear Rich from USC this week to present her latest work: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 16 1230 in 4034 (Osgoode Hall Law School, IKB).  Please join us – we’re serving lunch! RSVP here.   ALL WELCOME.

Camille Gear Rich’s research and teaching interests include constitutional law, feminist legal theory, family law, children and the law and the First Amendment. She is the founder and director of PRISM: The USC Initiative for the Study of Race, Gender, Sexuality and the Law. She is also the founding director of Gould’s First Generation Legal Professionals program. Rich is widely known for her research on law, discrimination and identity formation issues related to race, class, gender and sexuality.

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Follow this with our co sponsored 7PM screening at the REGENT THEATRE (MtPleasant between Davisville/Eglinton) of NETIZENS, a documentary also taking on questions of feminism and free speech, see here.

This Friday: An IFLS co sponsored Toronto Screening of NETIZENS with panel discussion to follow

We’re having a bit of a Feminists & Free Speech Friday this week, with Camille Gear Rich “Is it a Man’s World? A Feminist Reimagining the Right to Free Speech in the Aftermath of the Charlottesville Race Riots” at lunch and then Friday night, this screening & post film discussion.

"NETIZENS exposes the proliferation of cyber harassment faced by women, spreading from the web to the most intimate corners of their lives. As the internet becomes the next frontier of civil rights, this feature documentary follows three women who are targets of harassment, along with advocates, legal experts and others, as they confront digital abuse and strive for equality and justice online." [Netizens]

Friday November 16 at 7:00PM
Regent Theatre, 551 Mt Pleasant Road Tickets $15 | POMFILMFEST.com

Post Film Panel Discussion with
Lawyer Angela Chaisson (whom you may remember as last year’s IFLS grad fellow)
Actor & Activist Kamee Abrahamian
local community leader Ani Hotoyan-Joly
chaired by producer Silva Basmajian

 

November 22 at Osgoode: THREE CRITICAL FEMINIST TAKES ON #METOO

Join the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies {& invite your friends] as three feminist legal scholars critically think through the ways in which feminists and others are rallying under the banner of #metoo

 

THURSDAY NOV 22 2018 1230 -2PM | ***ROOM CHANGE**** ROOM 4034 Room 1014 (Helliwell Centre – beside the JCR, Across from Alumni)

Lunch served. IMPORTANT TO RSVP (space, food)  bit.ly/3CritFem

Reading/References

Heidi Matthews, recent contributions in this area:

  • Why the Kavanaugh hearings were a show trial gone bad at The Conversation  https://theconversation.com/why-the-kavanaugh-hearings-were-a-show-trial-gone-bad-102025 +
  • How do we understand sexual pleasure in this age of ‘consent’? in Aeon https://aeon.co/ideas/how-do-we-understand-sexual-pleasure-in-this-age-of-consent

 

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IFLS Visitor Fall 2018: Dr Vicky Conway (DCU)

The IFLS is delighted to welcome Dr. Vicky Conway,  Associate Professor of Law at Dublin City University to Osgoode for October & November 2018.  She’ll be giving a public talk, FALLEN WOMEN OF EIRE – TRACING THE HISTORY OF THE CRIMINALISATION OF ABORTION IN IRELAND, on Thursday October 11 1230, Room TBC (rsvp please for catering).

Vicky has worked in a number of universities including Kent Law School and Queen’s University Belfast. She is a leading researcher on policing in Ireland with an emphasis on the intersection between social change, police culture and police accountability. She has published two monographs on policing in Ireland and was appointed by government to be a member of the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland which reported in September 2018. She is currently researching solicitor attendance at police station interviews and is one of the drivers of a training programme for solicitors who have begun to attend interviews. Vicky was a founding member of Lawyers for Choice and continues to be heavily active in working to ensure feminist reform of Irish abortion laws. She is also conducting research on the criminalisation of abortion in Ireland.

Vicky is visiting the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Hall Law School in October and November 2018. Vicky would be delighted to meet with faculty, students and student societies to discuss any issues relating to reproductive rights, gender and the law, feminist legal activism, criminal procedure or policing while she is visiting at Osgoode. Reach her via the IFLS Director sonialaw@osgoode.yorku.ca

Find Vicky on twitter at @drvconway,