50+ Lecture Series - Sustaining #MeToo: What’s Next on the Feminist Legal Agenda
Violence against women has a long history and deep presence in society. The few women who complained were often not believed. In fact, many of those few who brought the perpetrators to court were mistreated and re-victimized by the legal system, despite advances spearheaded by the women’s movement. In 2017, countless women came forward and said, "I endured sexual abuse and I will no longer suffer in silence," and the #MeToo movement made headlines. How do we stop the violence against women? What changes in the law and its enforcement would help women withstand and survive sexual abuse? How do we sustain the #MeToo movement?
Join us as Linda Silver Dranoff shares her views. As a legal trailblazer throughout her career, she spearheaded law reforms that benefited women and society. In this lecture, she recommends changes in the laws, the legal system, and societal supports that could improve the situation for women and diminish the violence many suffer.
Date: Sunday, April 28, 2019
Time: 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Library Building, LIB072, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto
Admission is free
Accessibility: The Chang School is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Please contact Programs for 50+ 2–3 weeks in advance of the event if you have any particular accommodation requirements.
Speaker: Linda Silver Dranoff, CM, LSM
Linda is a lawyer, writer, feminist, and activist. As a lawyer, she appeared at every level of court helping countless individuals to navigate the legal system. For 25 years, she was a columnist at Chatelaine and is now the author of the following books: "Women in Canadian Law", "Every Woman’s Guide to the Law", "Every Canadian’s Guide to the Law", and most recently, "Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution". She successfully pressed for family law and other reforms, and was Founding Chair, Feminist Legal Analysis Section of the Ontario Bar Association (now known as the Women Lawyers Forum). Linda has been recognized many times for her legal work and activism by the women’s community, the legal community, and beyond. In 2001, she received a Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case. In 2006, she received the Law Society Medal, and in 2012, she was appointed to the Order of Canada.
Linda Silver Dranoff, CM, LSM
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