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Racialized Gendered Identities Conference

November 18, 2005

Morning panel: Gender and Faith Based Arbitration

  • Anver Emon, Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto
  • Susan Drummond, Osgoode Law School, York University
  • Niaz Salimi, human rights activist


  • Haideh Moghissi, Atkinson Faculty of Liberal and Professional Studies,York University

This panel offered a timely glimpse into legal, activist, and sociological perspectives to Sharia law, Jewish law, and its relationship to gender.  The presenters gave passionate presentations about Faith Based Arbitration. The discussant weaved together the morning presentations to offer a sociological analysis of the intersection between gender and Faith Based Arbitration.

Afternoon panel: Racism in the Media

  • Minelle Mahtani, Department of Geography, University of Toronto
  • Carol Tator, Department of Anthropology, York University
  • Suzie Young, Faculty of Fine Arts,York University.

Each panelist offered a look into the current state of racism in the media, from examining the racism that news reporters and broadcasting executives face in the newsroom, to analyzing the discourses used by journalists to undermine anti-racist efforts, to looking at how a redefined masculinity has replaced racial tension as a focal point in current remakes of movies from the 1960s.

Book Launch: Diaspora, Memory, and Identity: A Search for Home

January 25, 2006

Book edited by:

  • Vijay Agnew

Tracing the Autobiographical edited by:

  • Marlene Kadar
  • Linda Warley
  • Jeanne Perreault
  • Susanna Egan

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CFR Open House

March 16, 2006

Trans/Equity: Past, Present and Possibilities

April 28, 2006

Co-sponsored by:

  • The Office of the Ombudsperson
  • Centre for Human Rights
  • SexGen York
  • Sheila Cavanagh
  • Heather Davies
  • Aaron Devor
  • Miqqi Alicia Gilbert
  • Zack Marshall
  • Vivane Namaste
  • Rupert Raj
  • Trish Salah
  • Syrus Ware

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