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Richcraft Hall, Carleton University
On the unceded territories of the Algonquin nation.
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Saturday March 23
12:00pm - Registration - Room: TBA
12:30-1:45pm - Symposium Opening
- 1969 101: Brief contextual presentation on the Omnibus Bill
1:45-2:00pm - Break
2:00pm-4:00pm - Plenary: Critiques of the Just Society
- Laura Hall, "White Settler Homonationalism and the Roots of Heterosexist Patriarchy"
- Christo Aivalis, "P.E. Trudeau, the Just Society, and Attacks on Workers' Rights"
- R. Cassandra Lord, "Disturbing Trudeau's 'Just Society': Tracking the Demarcations of Sexuality & Race in Canadian State Policies"
- Danielle Normandeau, "Disability and Resistance: Intersections of Disability in the 1969 Criminal Code Reform"
- Rinaldo Walcott, "The Black 1969s: Black Life after Sir George Williams & Other Stories of the Nation"
- Punam Khosla, "A Debonair Deception: The Racist, Sexist, Heteronormative Violence of Nascent Canadian Neoliberalism"
4:00-4:15pm - Break
-Early Activism and We Demand
- Gary Kinsman, "Organizing from Below for Law Reform in the 1960s"
- Cheri DiNovo, "My Life in the Early 1970s: Feminism, Gay Liberation, and 'We Demand'"
- Paul Macdonald, "My Involvement in Gay Liberation: From London to Toronto"
- Jenn Clamen, "Criminal Code Reform: A Long & Repetitive Story of Sex Workers Being Left Behind"
- Jamie Magnusson, "Queer/Trans Sex Worker Organizing"
8:00pm - Film Screening of Forbidden Love
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Sunday March 24
9:00-9:30am - Coffee and Pastries
9:30-10:45pm - Panel: Reproductive Justice
- Judy Rebick, “The Omnibus Bill on Abortion: Sabotage or a Step Forward?”
- Christabelle Sethna, “Seeing Red: The RCMP, the Abortion Caravan and the Omnibus Bill”
- Shannon Stettner, “The 1969 Omnibus Bill & Forced Reproductive Labour”
- Jula Hughes, “Abortion Law in the Rear View Mirror”
10:45-11:00am - Break
11:00am-12:15pm - Panels:
-Law and the 1969 Reforms
- Robert Leckey, “Criminal Family Law”
- Karen Pearlston, “Notes on Lesbian Legal History”
- Matthew Waites, “Who was Criminalised and Who was Decriminalised? Re-Assessing the British Empire’s Criminalisation of Same-Sex Sexualities and Non-Binary Genders”
-Activism Then and Now
- Jamie Ross, “Pour un Front gay à Montreal: Fomenting Psychedelic Gay Radicalism in Rock and Roll Publication, Main Mise”
- Rebecca Rose, “Before the Parade: Early Gay/Lesbian Liberation Organizing in Halifax”
- Cameron Aiken, “Addressing the ‘69 Reform: An Organizational Approach to Institutionalized Homophobia & Transphobia in Canadian Institutions”
- Leon Laidlaw, “State Violence in Times of ‘Gender Equality’: Examining the Case of Trans Prisoners”
12:15-1:15pm - Lunch
1:15-2:30pm - Panels:
-Interrogating Queer Activist Histories
- Kai Rajala, “Searching for Solidarities between Gay Liberation & Indigenous Struggles for Self-Determination in 1970s ‘Canada’”
- Amy Verhaeghe, “Rethinking ‘Progressive’ Reform: The Racialization & Canada’s 1969 Partial Decriminalization of Anal Sex”
- Beverly Bain, “A ‘New’ War on Queers”: Pride Toronto, the State, & Dissident Queers
-Was 69 a Turning Point?
- Tom Hooper & Tim McCaskell, “Condom or Viagra: Did 1969 Recriminalize Homosexuality in Canada or did it Galvanize a Movement?”
- Lynne Fernie, “Forbidden Lovers and the ‘69 Reform”
2:30-2:45pm - Break
2:45-4:00pm - Panels:
-Settler Colonialism, Homonationalism, and the Apology
- Emma Posca, “The Relation between the ‘69 Reform & the White Paper”
- Leanne Letourneau, “1969 Criminal Code Reform: A White Settler Mythology”
- Suzanne Lenon, “Intersectionality as Diversity and the Politics of Queer Settler Remembering”
- OmiSoore H. Dryden, “Black Queer Radical Thought in the UnJust Society”
-Sex, Crime & the Law
- Angela Chaisson, “Non-Consensual Sharing of Intimate Images: What Have We Learned from Canada’s Revenge Porn Laws?”
- Lara Karaian, “Public Porn and Pleasure: Thinking Beyond the Bedrooms of the Nation”
- Marcus McCann, “Are There Any Bad Sex Laws? Legal Analysis in the Absence of a Sex-Positive Frame”
4:00-4:15pm - Break
4:15-5:30pm - Closing Plenary
- Alexa DeGagne
- Richard Fung
- Vincent Mousseau
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