Disability, Justice and Care Symposium

Friday, January 29, 2021 12:30to14:30
Online event. Please register.

Hosted by the Disability Working Group of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy, the Symposium's panel will consider how traditional understandings of justice have not sufficiently accommodated care needs for all citizens. They will examine three main themes:

  1. how mainstream social and political expectations have disenfranchised some people with severe disabilities;
  2. how conceptions of justice that fail to include an ethic of care will fail to include everyone who ought to be included, and
  3. how we could change the current structure of work to meet the care needs of society.

The speakers propose that integrating an ethic of care within our theories, policies and social practices will improve the moral life of our society. The pandemic is one of many events exposing that more needs to be done to renew and reach ideals of inclusion and fairness.

  • “Disability and the Social Contract Tradition”
    Jonas-Sébastien Beaudry, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Law & IHSP, McGill University
  • “Getting to Justice from an Ethic of Care”
    Eva Feder Kittay, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy Emerita, Stony Brook University/SUNY
  • “Part Time for All: Restructuring Work and Care”
    Jennifer Nedelsky, Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

The Symposium will take place on Zoom. Kindly register to receive the link.


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