On November 5th 2014, the federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration tabled the Bill S-7, or the "Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act." If this highly inflammatory and xenophobic bill is passed, it will deepen institutional barriers to immigrant and racialized women reporting violence and will prevent them from accessing support and services. In the interest of discussing this and other issues related to violence, religion, culture, equality, discrimination and women's rights, Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) invites you to a community panel discussion.
A community panel featuring: Alia Hogben, Executive Director, Canadian Council of Muslim Women (CCMW). Dawnis Kennedy, Anishinabe Law Scholar. Farrah Khan, Coordinator of the Outburst! Young Muslim Women's Program, Counsellor and Advocate at the Barbra Schlifer Clinic. Shareen Gokal, Manager, Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID). Moderator: Sonia Lawrence, Director of the Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode Law School
United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto, ON, M5T 1N1 (Accessible space)
Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:30p.m. - 7:30p.m.
Admission is free, light refreshments will be provided.
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