IF Series presents... Candace Johnson | College of Arts

IF Series presents... Candace Johnson

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Join us in THINC Lab for the Interdisciplinary Feminisms Speaker Series. 

Candace Johnson of Guelph's Political Science Department will speak on

The Global #Me Too Movement: Feminism's Moment and the Limits of the Law

In many countries, some version of the #Me Too movement has managed to do what the law could not. Global #Me Too has confronted gender injustice, made visible women's experiences of harassment and abuse, and has demanded accountability. This cultural reckoning has transformed emotional and experiential energies into sources of resistance and power. The result has been a powerful feminist moment, fraught by the complexities of the (sometimes conflicting) imperatives of social and legal justice, and potentially undermined by backlash.

The University of Guelph resides on the land of the Between the Lakes Treaty No. 3, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit. This land is part of the Dish with One Spoon, a covenant between Indigenous nations to live peaceably on the territories of the Great Lakes region. We recognize that today this gathering place is home to many First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and acknowledging them reminds us of our collective responsibility to the land where we learn, live and work.