Eating Popcorn like a Lawyer: Black History Month Screening

Thursday, February 16, 2023 17:30to20:00
New Chancellor Day Hall, Maxwell Cohen Moot Court. Room 100
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Organized in collaboration with the Sciences Po Law School, ‘Eating Popcorn like a Lawyer’ is a seminar series that seeks to establish a continuous dialogue between the fields of law and film. For each session we invite a prominent legal scholar to select, discuss and analyze a thought-provoking film.

For Black History Month, we have invited Prof. Riley Case (McGill Faculty of Law) to present a special screening of Phillip Pike’s documentary, Our Dance of Revolution (2019):

“[t]his documentary explores Black queer community in Toronto. It begins during a period of intense mobilization among Black and allied collectives toward racial justice in the 1980s, while LGBTQIA+ communities were also engaged in advocating for their rights. Black queer folk from across the diaspora navigated these two, seemingly separate, movements to elaborate nuanced conceptions of belonging to community. The film thus makes visible rich understandings of Blackness and of queerness, exposing homonormativity and homonationalism. It links the past to the present through the movement for Black lives, which is led by women, queer, disabled, and trans persons today. This film has special importance for me, as a Black queer woman who grew up in Toronto among communities working toward racial and gender justice.”

- Prof. Sarah Riley Case.

The screening of the will be followed by a conversation with Prof. Riley Case and the audience. Free event/No registration. Come as you are!

The Law and Film team:

Edward van Daalen (McGill Faculty of Law)

Mathilde Baril-Jannard (McGill Faculty of Law)

Vittoria Becci (Sciences Po Law School)

Alexia Katsiginis (Sciences Po Law School) eatingpopcornlikealawyer [at] gmail.com

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