We have an exciting roster of events upcoming at the MHRC!
Mark your calendars for our autumn speaker series:
Jennifer Holt | Cloud Policy: Anatomy of a Regulatory Crisis
Jennifer Holt will examine the legal and cultural crises surrounding the regulation of data in ‘the cloud’. The challenges of distributing and protecting data in a policy landscape that is simultaneously local, national and global has created a set of problems that defy legal paradigms, national boundaries and traditional geographies of control. Jennifer will examine these challenges with emphasis on a history of obscene phone calls, wiretapping of organized crime, the Patriot Act, Facebook and battles over net neutrality.
October 30 | 5 PM
GEM Lab, FB 630.15
Sir George William Campus
1250 Guy St.
Benjamin Loveluck | The Internet as Ideology and Practice: A Genealogical Perspective
Examining the conceptual and practical affinities between liberalism and the idea of “free flow of information” on the Internet. Benjamin Loveluck presents a framework for understanding the political dimensions of the Internet, as well as shedding light on the transformations of contemporary liberalism, and showing how the two issues are closely related.
November 1 | 4 PM
CJ 5.219 Loyola Campus
7141 Sherbrooke Street
Robyn Maynard | Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to Present
Laying bare the violent realities behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization and punishment of Black life in Canada. Through an unapologetically intersectional, feminist and abolitionist lens, this talk looks at how slavery’s legacy has been carried forward by the state, exposing the social and historical forces behind carding/street checks, the war on drugs, the school-to-prison pipeline, welfare “fraud” and child welfare enforcement, deportation, and the disproportionate incarceration of Black folks in Canada’s jails, prisons, and immigration detention centres.
November 9 | 4:30 PM
Milieux Institute EV 11.705
1515 St. Catherine St. W