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Well FLFers it was a busy year!

I hope everyone is relaxing now that exams are over!

First, I would like to say congrats to Hilary Taylor and Nicole Beasse who will be Co-Chairs for the FLF next year.

Second, if anyone is interested in becoming the Communications Director for the FLF next year email flf.robsonhall@gmail.com. I know Hilary and Nicole would really appreciate the help! (having said that, now that it is summer the FLF email will not be checked as frequently as it is during the school year, so do not despair if you email and don’t get a speedy response!)

Also, I finally have the blog all up to date if anyone wants to catch up on old posts: https://feministlegalforum.wordpress.com/and be sure to like our Facebook page to stay up to date on all things FLF related: https://www.facebook.com/feministlegalforum

Finally, have a great summer and good luck to those of you returning to Robson Hall in the fall.



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Check your emails for your first official FLF email of the year!

Note: if you didn’t get an email then comment or send us a message. I may have typed in your email address wrong.

Some highlights from the email include:

Slutwalk: Sept 7, 1:00pm, at The Forks: https://www.facebook.com/SlutWalkWinnipeg

New Member Meeting: Sept 10th (Tuesday) next week at lunch (ie 12:00) in room 206

FemFest: Sept 14-21, U of W: http://sarasvati.ca/fem-fest/fem-fest-home/

Women’s Pathways to Peace: Sept 18, 12-1:30, Millennium Library (see poster below)

Pathways to Peace

Take Back the Night: Sept 19, 6:30pm at 470 Selkirk Ave: https://www.facebook.com/events/357016564429611/361060204025247/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity

Roundtable with the Dean: Sept 24, 12:00-1:00 room 309

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First Roundtable of the year: Tuesday September 24th, 12pm-1pm, with Dean Turnbull!

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Hey FLFers,

Come visit us on September 3rd, 2013, during lunch (12:30-2:00). We will have a table set up on the back patio for Orientation Week!

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Hello FLFers this was posted to our FB page a little while ago:

I found a follow-up story to the Rehtaeh Parsons story we posted on our blog back in April (I’ve linked the original story from our blog to this post). Two boys possibly involved in the sexual assault of Rehtaeh have been brought in by police this morning (they haven’t been charged yet).

(Blog post) https://feministlegalforum.wordpress.com/2013/04/11/rehtaeh-parsons/

(follow-up story from today) http://www.cbc.ca/mt_ept/stories/2013/08/08/2-arrested-in-rehtaeh-parsons-cyberbullying-case-1.html?cmp=fbtl

Here is another story courtesy of RH second year student Katie Haig-Anderson: http://rabble.ca/blogs/bloggers/krystalline-kraus/2013/08/activist-communique-cyberbullying-law-inspired-rehtaeh-pars

And one more follow-up story (thanks FLF Co-Chair – and third year RH student – Carla Risley!): http://halifax.mediacoop.ca/blog/ardath-whynacht/18557

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Hello FLF members,

I just wanted to let you know about a roundtable that we are co-hosting with the Mediators Beyond Borders group:

Mediators Beyond Borders and the Feminist Legal Forum are proud to present “Mediation: The ‘Girly’ Litigation?” – A Roundtable Discussion with Dr. Jennifer Schulz, this Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 12pm in Room 309. Bring your lunch and join us as Dr. Schulz discusses the new paper she co-authored with Robson Hall graduate Jocelyn Turnbull. Hope to see you there!

I have also heard that Jocelyn Turnbull might be skyped into this roundtable (this rumour has not been confirmed yet), so it could prove to be quite interesting if all of the technical difficulties can be worked out!


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A cool sounds event coming to Robson Hall on Wednesday, March 6th at lunch time in room 207!

Here’s a description of what professor McArthur will argue:

“In the wake of the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas (2003), which declared criminal laws against homosexuality unconstitutional, the United States is in the midst of a debate about the scope and basis of sexual liberty. Against traditional moralistic arguments, the Lawrence Court invoked the right to privacy. However, I argue that the notion of privacy the court used is one that remains tied to moralistic ways of thinking, and that as a result there is in the U.S. no recognition of a right to have sex. I further argue that we should insist that courts recognise a different notion of privacy, one that does imply such a right. Though I focus on the United States, the debate has important implications for how we understand our rights in a liberal democracy more broadly.”


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Hello FLF Members!

Check your email in-boxes for a volunteer opportunity with the Elizabeth Fry Society.

If you aren’t on our email list then leave a comment on this post, send us a private message on Facebook, or email us at flf.robsonhall@gmail.com, and we will add you to our email list!

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