Finding Voice - Annie Macdonald Langstaff Worshop with Isabel Jaramillo-Sierra

Friday, October 15, 2021 13:00to14:30
Zoom: https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/84246217798

Join us for an Annie Macdonald Langstaff Worshop with Professor Isabel Jaramillo-Sierra (Universidad de los Andes), in conversation with DCL candidate Maria Adelaida Ceballos-Bedoya, and moderated by Professor Shauna Van Praagh. This year's theme for the Annie Macdonald Langstaff Workshops series is “Mothers-in-law”: Intergenerational Dialogues on Women and Human Rights, and is organized in collaboration with the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism.

About the speaker

Isabel Jaramillo-Sierra is currently a full professor at Universidad de los Andes, Faculty of Law. She holds a law degree from Universidad de los Andes (Cum Laude) and an SJD from Harvard Law School. She has written, co-edited, and coordinated several publications on the reform of abortion laws, sexual violence and criminal law, legal education, gender perspectives in higher education, transitional justice, comparative private law, and the influence of family law in producing families and exclusion.

She is the co-founder of Red Alas, a network of scholars interested in the inclusion of sexual and gender perspectives in Latin American legal education. Professor Jaramillo-Sierra has also been consultant to the Colombian government on issues of transitional justice, and sexual and reproductive rights. In 2017, former President Juan Manuel Santos nominated Professor Jaramillo-Sierra as a Justice of the Constitutional Court of Colombia.

About the theme

The theme for the 2021-2022 Annie MacDonald Langstaff Workshop series - “Mothers-in-Law: Intergenerational Dialogues on Women and Human Rights” - underscores the value of conversation across generations for enriched knowledge and understanding, meaningful commitment to equality, and inspired feminist action. As was the case in 2020-2021, the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is co-sponsoring the Faculty of Law’s series dedicated to the memory of Annie MacDonald Langstaff, the first woman to graduate in law from McGill. Following the same format as last year, women jurists who are leaders and mentors in their respective fields of study and practice are invited to engage in dialogue with women doctoral students associated with the Centre. The intergenerational conversations will focus, in turn, on “Finding Voice”, “Changing the Rules”, “Confronting Violence”, and “Caring for our World”.

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