Crossroads Community and Environmental Art Workshop & the Centre for Feminist Research present:
The Creative Arts as Pedagogy: A transnational feminist dialogue
Wednesday, Nov 5, 2014 at Yorku 3:00 – 5:00 pm 140 HNES (Health, Nursing & Environmental Studies, Rm. 140)
This panel will bring together Malathi de Alwis (University of Colombo/Open University Colombo), Shahrzad Mojab (OISE/U of T), Honor Ford-Smith (York), Rachel Gorman (York) and Nayani Thiyagarajah (York), to engage in a conversation facilitated by Alison Crosby (York) on how they draw on the creative arts to think through their research, politics and the everyday. Panelists will engage with a variety of questions, including “How can the arts create transnational feminist conversations that teach the irreconcilable, the unsettling, the intersecting and parallel lived experiences across and within nations, states, histories and politics?”
These events are co-sponsored by the Centre for Refugee Studies, the York Centre for Asian Research, the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (LA&PS), and the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation (VPRI).
With thanks to the wonderful people who tweet out these gems for me to collect, and a special note for the always interesting and now much more active site http://www.bloggingforequality.ca “run by a group of Law Professors from the University of Ottawa…to share information about equality-related news and initiatives here at the Faculty of Law and in the broader community, as well as to disseminate our research and views on current issues.”. On twitter at @blogforequality. Go and have a look.
Tools, Tricks, Tech
LEAF National Breakfast in Toronto
David Cameron: ‘I am a feminist’ | Politics | The Guardian http://bit.ly/1e2yMyF hmmm.
South Africa Constitutional Court Declares Portions of Statutory Rape Laws Unconstitutional http://flip.it/sMVvG
Steph Guthrie (@amirightfolks) argues that online misogyny isn’t just deserving of a response–but rather demands one http://youtu.be/_KHEkR5yb9A Globe and Mail Series on Sexual Assault
♥ students.Yesterday, listened to engaged talkative 1Ls on judges role in democracy. Today, fab ideas of #osgoode SJDcand @estair Thank You!
Lessons on violence against women
Interesting new project from the Law Commission of Ontario (housed here at Osgoode under the leadership of IFLS member Patricia Hughes), and the Ontario Women’s Directorate.
the LCO is developing law school curriculum modules on violence against women. Each module — available to every Ontario law school — may be integrated into existing courses, combined to form a full course or serve as a freestanding intensive program.
Does anyone have experience with offering modules to law professors? My own experience teaching is that although I often have to prepare my own material because a casebook is inadequate, often I’m wondering how to teach the course in the time allotted! I look forward to seeing something I can use from this project, whether in Law, Gender, Equality or perhaps better, constitutional law.