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Apr 30

What’s Wrong with Rights? Social movements, law and liberal imaginations

Radha D’Souza in conversation
with
Dolores Chew (CERAS)
Devlin Kuyek (GRAIN)
Aziz Choudry (Immigrant Workers Centre/McGill University)

 

18H30, Wednesday 2 MayImmigrant Workers Centre 110-4755 Avenue Van Horne
Metro Plamondon (Plamondon exit)

 

Radha D’Souza has worked as an organizer and lawyer for labour movements, democratic rights and social movements in the Asia Pacific region. As a legal scholar, she has written extensively on the politics, human rights and social justice issues in non-Western countries. Her latest book, What’s Wrong with Rights? was released by Pluto Press in January 2018. She is a Reader in Law at the University of Westminster and is currently a visiting scholar at McGill University’s Law Faculty.

 

Dolores Chew is a founding member of the South Asian Women’s Community Centre and of the March 8thCommittee of Women of Diverse Origins. She is also a member of CERAS, teaches history and humanities at Marianopolis College and is a Research Associate at Concordia University’s Simone de Beauvoir Institute.

 

Devlin Kuyek is a Montreal-based researcher and activist with GRAIN (www.grain.org), a small international organization based in Barcelona that works with social movements around the world to support peasant agriculture and food sovereignty.

 

Aziz Choudry is associate professor and Canada Research Chair in social movement learning and knowledge production in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University, and visiting professor at the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation, University of Johannesburg. He serves on the board of the Immigrant Workers Centre, Montreal.

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