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Congress Event

Spaces of gender and sexual security



Wednesday, June 1, 2016 - 8:00am to 4:00pm


08:00 - 16:00: TFDL – Gallery Hall; 19:30 - 21:00: Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal University

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There is growing public discussion and policy debate concerning how specific spaces can harbour gendered dangers and insecurities. From the public uproar about proposed laws on gay-straight alliances in high schools, to recent debates about rape on campus, sexual discrimination within political institutions, the particular vulnerabilities of Indigenous and immigrant groups, and the impact of energy development on families and communities, Canadians have been engaged in an ever more heated discussion about how social attitudes towards gender and sexual identity affect individual security, public policy, and community bonds.

This symposium will bring together scholars and students from across the Faculty of Arts and across the campus, who are engaged in active research about various spaces that threaten individual gender and sexual security.

The symposium will finish off with a talk by Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire, a Canadian humanitarian, author, public speaker, and retired senator and general. The talk will begin at 19:30 (doors open at 19:00) at the Leacock Theatre, Mount Royal University. The event will end at 21:00. Buses will depart from the bus loop by Craigie Hall at 18:30 and will return to this location after the lecture.

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