FLSQ Conference 2021

Indigenous, Diversity, Inclusion, and Post-Covid Paths to Gender Equalities, Sustain/abilities, and Leaving No One Behind

International Women's Day Annual Conference,
Feminist Legal Studies, Gender Studies, and Cultural Studies,
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
March 12-13, 2021

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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN - Register for each Conference Day in order to obtain separate links

Registration for Friday, March 12, 2021
Registration for Saturday, March 13, 2021

Donate to the Feminist Legal Studies Queen's Fund.



Friday, March 12, 2021

1:00-1:10 Conference Opening: Welcome, Land Acknowledgements, and Introduction to Goals

Rachel Hay, JD Candidate, Queen’s Law, offering land and territory acknowledgement

Bita Amani, Faculty of Law and Co-Director, Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s, Queen’s University

Kathleen Lahey, Faculty of Law and Co-Director, Feminist Legal Studies Queen’s, Queen’s University

1:10-3:10 – Chair and Moderator: Sharry Aiken
Panel One: Wellbeing, Gender Inequalities, and Adequate Standards of Living

Vrinda Narain, “Legal Responses to the Climate Crisis: Institutionality, Women’s Equality and Constitutional Law”

Bita Amani, “Voice, Value, Vulnerability: Indigenous Knowledge, Food Sovereignty, and Sustain/abilities for (Post Pandemic) Food Security”

Emily Snyder and Christy Anderson, “Gender, COVID-19, and Indigenous Legal Advocacy: A Preliminary Discussion”

Lori Oliver, “The Right to Housing in Canada: Imagining an Inclusive Future”

Liza Leshchynska, “A (Constructive) Criticism of Canada’s Response to Women facing Homelessness”

3:10-3:25 Break

3:25-5:00 – Chair and Moderator: Patricia Peppin
Panel Two: Alienation, Inclusion, Gender Inequalities and the Political Economy of Distributions and Benefits

Kathleen Lahey, “Gender, Indigenous, Inclusion, and Poverty Effects of Personal, Social Protection, Corporate, and Consumption Taxes: Fiscal Space for Equality and the SDGs, the Ecosphere, and Covid19?"

Paula Tatyane Cardozo Stemberg, “Gender Economic Inequality in the Tax Reform Proposals in Brazil: analysis of Constitutional Amendment Proposal n. 45/2019 and n.110/2019”

Bev Baines, “Fraser v. Canada and “the public good””

Ladan Adhami-Dorrani, “Meritocratic World Alienation: Perpetuation of Intersectional Inequalities”

4:55-5:10 Break

5:10-6:20 – Chair and Moderator: Lisa Kelly
Panel Three: (In)Equalities in Metrics and Measures of Value(s)

Rachel Lutz, “Coexistence for Harm-Reduction: Pro-Abortion and Disability Rights”

Julie DeWolf, “Sex workers and the best interests of their children: Identifying issues faced by sex workers involved in custody and access legal proceedings”

Harpreet Singh, “PornHub on Trial: Tort Liability of Websites hosting Non-Consensual Pornography”

6:20 Closing of Day 1

6:30 Group Photo of all conference participants, Group Photo of all conference speakers

Saturday, March 13, 2021

11:00 Day Two: , Land and Territorial Acknowledgement

Opening remarks, Dean Mark Walter’s Welcome

11:05-12:20 – Chair and Moderator: Marguerite Russell
Panel Four: Gender Equality and Empowerment Ground Up

Wajiha Mehdi, “Reclaiming Citizenship: Indian Muslim women’s protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019”

Nancy Coldham, “Saffron to Nene: Entrepreneurship Education as Sustainability Tools in Afghanistan”

Hon. Justice Ngozika Okaisabor, Customary Court Of Appeal, Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, “Better Africa, Better World: Reimagining African Women in Leadership”

12:20-12:30 Break

12:30-2:00 – Chair and Moderator: Cheryl Bruce
Panel Five: Gender Inequality Case Study; Silenced Song: The Covid-19 Pandemic and Women in Music

Panel Discussion: Heather Brandon-DeSouza, Sharon Wei, Janet Loo

2:00 Conference Closing and Photo

2:10 Conference Adjourns (participants are welcome to linger until 2:30 in informal discussion)

If live tweeting, please use the following hashtags:
#FLSQIWD2021 and #IWD2021

Queen's University sits on the traditional lands of the
Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe peoples