This semester we are bringing some of the people who do front line work with gender issues in Toronto to Osgoode. Join us for these discussions about work, careers, challenges and choices (each with one lawyer and one “non lawyer”) – we will leave plenty of time for your questions. Tuesday Jan 21 and Tues Feb 4, 1230-230.
Tuesday January 21 1230-230 in 2027
Farrah Khan & Deepa Mattoo
Hear Deepa Mattoo (staff lawyer at South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario) & Farrah Khan (counselor at the Barbra Schlifer Clinic for women who have experienced violence, artist, and educator) talk about their work with women in the GTA’s South Asian communities, advocacy inside and outside the community, research, media strategies, and negotiating complicated spaces between xenophobic racism and community silencing. How did these women find their way to exciting and meaningful careers? What sustains them in their work? Come & find out.
pdf poster here: KhanMattoo21jan
Tuesday February 4th 1230-230 in 2027, join IFLS
Tamar Witelson & Joanna Hayes
Legal Director Tamar Witelson & Legal Information Coordinator Joanna Hayes work for one of Toronto’s most dynamic and community engaged agencies. METRAC is a non-profit committed to the rights of women and children to live their lives free of violence and the threat of violence. They will discuss the work METRAC does, how they work together, their career paths, and what working in the not-for-profit sector is like.
PDF poster here: METRAC4thFeb