Protection: Interrogating Claims of Canada’s Contemporary Immigration and Refugee Regime Change Bill C-31
PRESENTED BY THE CENTRE FOR POLICY STUDIES ON CULTURE AND COMMUNITIES, SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY and THE SOCIAL JUSTICE CENTRE, KWANTLEN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
Dr. Wendy Chan, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, SFU
Dr. Chan’s current research interests focus on gender, race and class differences in the criminal justice system, criminalization and women’s mental health, immigration enforcement and the racialization of immigration, and feminist perspectives on violence against women. She has published four books, most recently Criminalizing Race, Criminalizing Poverty (2007). She is also co-Director of the Feminist Institute for Studies on Law and Society.
Dr. Krishna Pendakur, Department of Economics SFU
Dr. Pendakur’s research interests include empirical research on the measurement of well-being, poverty, discrimination and economic inequality. Dr. Pendakur was the past Co-Director of Metropolis British Columbia (MBC), Center of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Diversity.
Zool Suleman is a Canadian Immigration Lawyer, Policy Consultant and Law Instructor at Douglas College. He was the co-founder and ran Rungh Magazine, a South Asian Journal of Culture Comment and Criticism from 1992-1997 and is the Director of the MARU Society, which examines the intersection of issues related to Migration, Art, and Race. He has also been a member of the Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration for the City of Vancouver since 2005 andis the author of the City of Vancouver’s Dialogues Project book in 2011.
Harsha Walia, South Asian activist and writer on Coast Salish territories. She is formally trained in the law and is a co-founder of No One is Illegal, has worked on refugee and migrant justice issues for over a decade.
Discussant: Dr. Mike Ma, Department of Criminology and co-founder of Social Justice Centre, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Chair and Organizer: Dr. Davina Bhandar, Adjunct Professor, SFU School of Communication and Professor, Canadian Studies, Trent University
All Welcome; No registration fee; for more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org; also supported by the CPCC’s Working Group on Diaspora, Migration and Social Justice (Lara Campbell, Dara Culhane, Helen Leung, Kirsten McAllister, Davina Bhandar and Catherine Murray) and Dr. Mike Ma, Kwantlen University; organized in conjunction with CMNS 424-855.
515 WEST HASTINGS
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
May 25th, 2012
Room HC 7000 (elevator to the to 7th floor Harbour Centre)