Sexual and reproductive rights seminars

Public seminars are on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in Room 206, Robson Hall, 224 Dysart Rd., Fort Garry campus, University of Manitoba, unless specified otherwise.

Wed. Sept. 11, 2019:

1 p.m.: Impervious to Change: Sexual Assault Law Reform in Canada (Prof. Karen Busby) Summaryslides, podcast

1:30-3:30 p.m.: Understanding Sexual Assault Case Attrition in Winnipeg (Dr. Jane Ursel and Winnipeg Police Service Insp. Jamie Blunden) Summary, podcasts (Part I, Part II and Questions)

Wed. Sept. 18: 1-2:45 p.m. Summary

Students for Consent Culture Canada: An Overview of Our Work (Allison Kilgour) slides, podcast

Campus Sexual Violence Policies: What are the Hot Button Topics? (Prof. Karen Busby) slides, podcasts (presentation and questions)

Wed. Sept. 25: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls inquiry (summary)

1-2:30 p.m. What Lawyers Should Take Away from the Report (Dr. Karine Duhamel, former director of research for the inquiry) Slides, podcasts (presentation and questions

2:45-3:45 p.m. What is Genocide? Does Use of the Term in the MMIWGI Report Matter? (Prof. Adam Muller, director of Peace and Conflict Studies) Slides, podcast

Wed. Oct. 2: Summary

1-2:25 p.m. Disrupting Sexual Exploitation and Human Trafficking: Some Promising Practices (Dr. Bob Chrismas) Slidespodcast (presentation and questions)

2:30-3:45 p.m.  Systemic Advocacy to Counter the Sexual Exploitation and Sex Trafficking of Children and Youth (Manitoba Advocate for Children and Youth: Cathy Cook,  Dr. Karlee Sapoznik Evans, Tanis Hudson) Slides, podcasts (presentation and questions)

Wed. Oct. 9, 1-2:15 p.m. Fat Women’s Access to and Experiences of Reproductive Care (Prof. Deborah McPhail, Community Health Sciences) Summaryslides

Wed. Oct. 16 

1-2 p.m.: HIV disclosure criminal law (law student Sue Ahn) and comparing Nigerian law (Master of Human Rights student Oluwatosin Fatoyinbo)

2-3:30 p.m. Criminalizing HIV Non-Disclosure: Using Public Health to Inform Criminal Law  (Dr. Davinder Singh and Prof. Karen Busby) Summaryslides, podcast (part I, part II and questions)

Wed. Oct. 23: 1-2:45 p.m.

Trials and Tribulations of Practicing Fertility Law (lawyer Robynne Kazina)

Legal Regulation of Assisted Human Reproduction (Prof. Karen Busby)

Thur. Oct. 24, noon-1:30 p.m., Room 200A, Robson Hall: Advocating for Justice and Reparations in Uganda (Evelyn Amon and Grace Acan with curator Isabelle Masson, Canadian Museum for Human Rights)

Reading: Beyond Symbolism: Translating Uganda’s Transitional Justice Policy into Real Changes in the Lives of Victims

Wed. Oct. 30:

1-2 p.m.  Has Drag Become a Weapon of Transphobia? (Prof. Fenton Litwiller, Faculty of Kinesiology and Recreation Management)

2:15-3 p.m. My Life and Times as a Queer Artist (Doug Melynk: see this artwork below!)

Wed. Nov 6: Child marriage, age of consent and perinatal health: Dissecting the contributions of age, marriage and immigration (Prof. Marcelo Urquia, Community Health Sciences)

Wed. Nov. 13: no seminar (fall study week)

Wed. Nov. 20: 1-2:15 p.m. No Expectation of Privacy: Exposing Surveillance Culture in South Korea (Prof. Nancy Kang, Women’s and Gender Studies)

Wed. Nov. 27: 1-3 p.m. Two Spirit & Queer People of Colour Call to Conversation with LGBT and Allies (Prof. Chantal Fiola, University of Winnipeg and Métis Elder Barbara Bruce)

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