Feminist Legal Studies Queen's

Feminist Legal Studies Queen's

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Gender, Intersectionalities, and Sustainable Development:
Food Security, Economic Equality, and Women's Empowerment

March 8-9, 2019,
Feminist Legal Studies,
Queen’s University, and Faculty of Law

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Friday, March 8, 2019

12:00 Registration and light lunch – Robert Sutherland Hall, Policy Studies, 138 Union St., Kingston, Ont., room 202 (conference room, main floor)

1:00 Conference Opening:
Welcome and Introduction to Goals of Conference

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 Keynote address:
PDF International Visitor, Angela Harris, University of California (Davis) Law  

"The Color of Farming: Food and the Reproduction of Race”

2:40 Break

3:00 Panel I
Pedagogy, Politics, and Cultures of Food

Chair: Alyssa King

Tarran Maharaj, “Empowering (dis)Coloured Female Bodies Via Food Pedagogy”

Nadia Lambek, “Rural Human Rights?: Peasants Engaging in the Normative Elaboration of International Law”

Bita Amani, “Eat This!: Gender Inequality, Culture, and the Politics of Food”

4:30 Break

4:45 Panel II
Gender and Feminisms in Consumptive “Choice”

Chair: Debra Haak

Jennifer O’Connor, “Of Course: Serving a Feminist Food Studies”

Andrea Freeman, “’First Food’ Oppression”

Anna Salonen, “Gendered Perspectives on (im)Moderation in Everyday Food Consumption in Affluent Societies”

Kathleen Lahey, “Consumption Taxes and ‘Ability to Pay’ for Basic Needs: Gender, Poverty, Nutrition, and Human Development Impacts”

6:30 Dinner

7:15-8:30 Panel III, Evening Program:
Food Insecurity in Canada and at Queen’s University

Chair: Bita Amani

Adrianne Lickers Xavier, “Indigenous Food Security and Sovereignty”

Elaine Power, “’I look so normal and put together…people wouldn’t even believe it’: The Invisibility of Student Food Insecurity at Queen’s University”

Saturday, March 9, 2018

8:45-9:25 Registration and light breakfast: Mix and Mingle:
Robert Sutherland Hall, Policy Studies, 138 Union St., room 202 (main floor)

9:25 Welcome and Introduction to Day 2

9:30 Panel IV
Bureaucracies and Institutions: From Engulfed Apathy to Cultivating Care

Chair: Patricia Peppin

Ladan Adhami-Dorrani, “Modern Bureaucratic Organization, Engulfed Apathy, and Intersectional Inequalities”

Nancy Coldham, “Politics and Public Policy: Mapping the Iterative Process for an Intersectional Approach to Achieving SDG-defined Gender Equality ”

11:00 Break

11:30 Panel V
Women’s Economic Empowerment and SDGs:
Seeding Change through Innovation, Elevation, and Allies

Chair: Martha Bailey

Marsha Cadogan, “Intellectual Property Policy and Women’s Economic Empowerment: Issues and Recommendations Relevant to Sustainable Development”

Harpreet Singh, “Innovation and the Gender of STEMS”

Kevin Lambie, “Disclosure Practices of Gender Diversity Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs)”

1:00 Lunch

1:45 Panel VI
(Re)working the Field:
Case studies for Better Engaging Women and Fostering Conditions for Growth

Chair: Kathleen Lahey

Julie Ynès Ada Tchoukou, “Natural Resource Exploitation and Indigenous Women’s Rights in Nigeria: The Case of the Ogoni Community”

Kuukuwa Andam, “#MeToo comes to Ghana: Narratives Surrounding Sexual Assault and the Intersectionality of Gender, Sexuality and Class Privilege”

3:15 Wrap up/networking plan

3:30 Conference Adjourns

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