WED JAN 23 2019
Lunch served. Please RSVP bit.ly/IFLSHERNANDEZ
1230 -2PM | ROOM TBA
Building Community, Accessing Justice:A conversation with the author of Scarborough
Click here for PDF poster for printing
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.
This event has been fully booked for a while. It’s tomorrow at Osgoode, organized by a dynamic group of women and a great collection of organizations (see below for a complete list). IFLS is pleased to be a sponsor of this event and once the post-event report is finished, we’ll hope to have it available on this blog.
You can find a full description of the event below – or click here for a program in pdf.
Reclaiming Our Narratives: Conversations on Gender and Racial Profiling in Toronto
Saturday, November 28, 2015, 9:30AM to 6:30PM
We all seem to be talking about racial profiling – from lawyers to police officers; from the media to politicians; from people who are profiled every day to those who have never been subject to the experience. But what aren’t we talking about when we talk about racial profiling?
Join us on November 28, 2015, as we discuss the many ways gender impacts racial profiling. We will highlight the often silenced stories of women, girls and trans people, and their experiences with racial profiling — whether at the border or in jails, whether it’s the direct experience of being profiled or the indirect experience of parents and supporters of those who are profiled.
10:00am: Keynote 11:00am: Police brutality and incarceration 12:00pm: Border policing 1:00pm: Lunch & free clothing bank provided by Windfall Clothing 2:00pm: Racial profiling and reproductive justice 3:00pm: Youth experiences 4:00pm: Closing plenary: remedies and resistance
We know these conversations can be traumatizing for people who are forced to live with the experience of being profiled. We will strive to create a safe and accessible space for speakers, facilitators, and attendees by providing the following services throughout the conference:
active listeners and/or counsellors; ASL language interpretation; child-minding; Halal food options; gender-neutral washrooms; room accessibility for mobility devices and tokens for transportation support.
A final report detailing the conference will be produced and distributed. We will also explore other ways to share the event’s key insights.
This event is the collective effort of a number of people and organizations, including
Across Boundaries (rep: Idil Abdillahi); Andrea Anderson, PhD Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University; Anti-Black Racism Network (rep: Idil Abdillahi); Canadian Association of Muslim Women in Law (rep: Fathima Cader); Harmony Movement (rep: Brittany Andrew-Amofah); METRAC (rep: Jessica Mustachi); Network to Eliminate Police Violence (rep: Kimalee Phillip)
Without a Brian-Leiter figure keeping careful tabs, it’s hard to be sure what’s going on in Canadian faculty hiring.
Here at Osgoode we’ve hired four , two into their first full time faculty appointments – I’m excited to introduce my new colleagues on the blog soon, at least those willing to come into this big feminist tent, but please put me in touch with your new feminist hires. Some I already know (JL, RD, JE, for instance), but I don’t want to miss out. If you are newly hired into a f/t appointment at a Cdn law school or “equivalent” (academic, deals with law, and expect to be interacting with/part of the “legal academy), you could just get in touch directly with me slawrence at osgoode dot yorku dot ca. But my general rule is peer promotion rather than self-promotion, it’s just a very simple way to help out – so let me know about your new colleagues, please.