Research Café I
Faculty of Graduate Studies
Research Café I
“Degrees of Difference”
A panel discussion featuring graduates of Brock’s MA program in Social Justice and Equity Studies (SJES)
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Pond Inlet
This is a FREE public event.
Light refreshments will be available
Five SJES graduates, who have varied education, personal and career backgrounds, return to campus to share perspectives about their scholarship and work in social justice causes. Be part of the discussion that will explore
the value and relevance of social justice education and scholarship in today’s world.
PART 1: The panel will talk briefly about what led them to take up social justice and equity studies as well as how their studies have inspired their life and career decisions.
PART 2: SJES graduate students Dan Gallant and Ezgi Sarioglu will lead panelists and the audience in a conversation about making "degrees of difference" through engaging in social justice issues through education, careers and community work.
Panel (see bios):
• Kate Zavitz, Ombudsman Investigator, Office of the Ombudsman, City of Toronto
• Allison Burgess, Sexual and Gender Diversity Officer, University of Toronto
• Lysanne Louter, a producer/director for CBC’s the fifth estate whose most recent report “Made in Bangladesh” exposed the Canadian connection to the Rana-Plaza garment factory collapse
• Cheryl Athersych, Project Coordinator, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives Ontario
• Terry Trowbridge, doctoral student in York University’s Socio-Legal Studies program and a long-time advocate for street-level sex workers
Thanks to the Social Justice Research Institute for co-sponsoring this event with the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Mapping the New Knowledges events are presented as a partnership of Faculty of Graduate Studies and Graduate Students’ Association.