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Gendering Racial Violence: A public lecture by Sherene Razack

Tue. Dec. 5 06:00 PM - Tue. Dec. 5 08:30 PM
Location: EG Hall

Local community group Justice For Errol, in collaboration with and sponsored by the University of Winnipeg Institute for Women’s and Gender Studies and the Justice Research Institute, is happy to present "Gendering Racial Violence", a free, public talk by Dr. Sherene Razack.

Eckhardt Grammaté Hall, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue
December 5, 2017
6 PM

Donations will be collected for the Justice For Errol campaign as part of an ongoing funding drive for legal fees to cover the cost of representation at the upcoming provincial inquest into Errol Greene's death at the Winnipeg remand centre on May 1st, 2016.

Sherene Razack is a Canadian postcolonial feminist scholar, author, and activist of West Indian origin. She is best known for her contributions to feminist and critical race studies canon about discrimination against Muslim and Indigenous women in Canada, systemic racism in the Canadian justice system, and colonial violence against Indigenous peoples worldwide. Today, Razack is a Distinguished Professor and the Penney Kanner Endowed Chair in Women's Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Razack is travelling to Winnipeg on December 5th to testify at a hearing ahead of the inquest into Errol Greene's death on May 1st 2016. She is being called by Rochelle Pranteau's (Errol's widow) legal team as an expert witness on how systemic racism contributed to Errol's death, which she is doing pro bono. While in Winnipeg, she is also donating her time to share her research on the topic of "Gendering Racial Violence". The Justice For Errol campaign members would like to thank her greatly for her time and dedication towards justice in this case.

Of particular interest to Errol's case is Razack's book "Dying From Improvement: Inquests and Inquiries into Indigenous Deaths in Custody" in which she studied the material and ideological effects of the state investigating itself after murdering Indigenous people in its "care".

Please forward widely to your networks. For more information about the event, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/560307037653375/