Thu, Jun 18, 2015: Authoritarianism and Dissent

Please join us for a panel discussion on June 18th from 6-9pm on Authoritarianism and Dissent in Room 5150 of OISE ( 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON ).

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Laura Westra
Laura Westra is author of Revolt Against Authority (2014). She holds a Ph.,D. in philosophy (1982) and in law (2005) and teaches environmental law at the University of Windsor and international law at the University of Milano. She publishes extensively on environmental justice, human rights issue, children’s rights and collective obligations, and international law.

Richard B. Lee
Richard Borshay Lee is a University Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Toronto. His research interests include human rights and indigenous peoples, ecology and history in long-term perspective, AIDS, and the politics of culture. He is internationally known for his studies of hunting and gathering societies, particularly the Ju/‘hoansi of Botswana. He is also an activist in anti-Apartheid struggles, current and past.

Vanessa Gray
Vanessa Gray is a 22 year old Anishinaabe kwe from the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, located in Canada’s Chemical Valley. Vanessa, a former youth Green Teens community organizer, has worked with community members to bring awareness to the health issues due to the toxic surroundings. She is an organizer with ASAP, Aamjiwnaang and Sarnia Against Pipelines and continues to speaking for the health of the environment for future generations of all people.

Linzey Gray
Lindsay Beze Gray is Anishinaabe kwe from Aamkiwnaang First Nation and works on environmental justice and racism in many contexts. She is a keen observer of society. She speaks out publicly and also uses art to expose the injustices she sees.

Judy Deutsch
Judy Deutsch majored in history at UCLA, is a psychoanalyst, is a columnist for Canadian Dimension Magazine, and was president of Science for Peace (2008-2012). She works on many issues including climate justice, nuclear weapons and militarization, and ending Israeli apartheid.