On November 5 2014, the federal Minister of Citizenship and Immigration tabled 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, LEAF presents:
What is “Barbaric”? Feminist Reflections on Religion and Equality with panelists Shareen Gokal (AWID), Alia Hogben (CCMW), Dawnis Kennedy, Anishinabe Law Scholar, Farrah Khan (Barbra Schlifer Clinic) and Moderator: Sonia Lawrence (Osgoode Hall Law School).
Please join us on Thursday, January 29, 2015, 5:30pm-7:30pm, at the United Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto, ON, M5T 1N1 to continue the conversation with feminist activists, legal scholars, practitioners and the community.