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Dying from Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody

Posted by GHO Admin on March 7, 2016 in Events

Date: Thursday March 10, 2016 @ 1 - 2:30 pm
Location: Alumni Hall, University of King's College
Speaker: Sherene H. Razack, Distinguished Professor, Critical Race, Gender and Citizenship Studies in Education, Department of Social Justice Education Ontario Institute for Studies in Education University of Toronto

Amidst systematic state violence against Indigenous people, inquiries and inquests serve to obscure the violence of ongoing settler colonialism under the guise of benevolent concern. Settler society is told that it is improving the lives of Indigenous people – even as the rates of incarceration of Indigenous men and women and the number of those who die in custody rises. This powerful critique of the Canadian legal system speaks to many of today’s most pressing issues of social justice.

Sponsored by:Dalhousie Gender and Women’s Studies Program, the Sexualized Violence Action Group of the School of Social Work, Office of Human Rights, Equity and Harassment Prevention,  the James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies, and the Office of the President.

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