McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women to host daylong symposium
McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women to host
As Quebecers ready themselves for a provincial election, the
McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women (MCRTW) will host
a timely symposium to explore the issues that led to Quebec’s
reasonable accommodation debate and the aftermath of the
Bouchard-Taylor commission from different feminist perspectives.
The event, which will bring together scholars and representatives
from immigrant and women’s groups in Quebec, will take place on
Friday, Nov. 28, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Room
232, in the Leacock Building, 855 Sherbrooke St.
W., McGill University campus.
The reasonable accommodation debate and its subsequent
commission pose particular challenges to feminist activists and
thinkers alike. The question of how anti-racism and feminism should
come together is one of special importance. This symposium aims not
only to re-examine the proceedings and commission report, but also
to generate critical discussion around the role of feminism in
Panelists include: Alia Al-Saji, McGill
University; Nancy Burrows, Fédération des femmes
du Québec; Emilie Connolly and Robyn
Maynard, Accommodate This!; Samaa
Elibyari, Canadian Council of Muslim Women; Louise
Langevin, Université Laval; Gada
Mahrouse, Concordia University; Tess
Tesalona, Immigrant Workers Center; and Daniel
Weinstock, Université de Montréal.
For the symposium program: http://www.mcgill.ca/mcrtw/events/