WOCC Upcoming Events

Stay tuned for next year's events. In the meantime, have a great summer!

Some of our Past Events

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End of the Year Dinner 2018

Come join the Women of Colour Collective of McGill Law for our end of year dinner/celebration. This will be a casual event and we are getting food catered from a really great place. We have invited ally/poc professors and ally student groups. With this event, we hope to create a stronger sense of community among those in the faculty who have contributed to fostering a better environment for racialized students. Whether hosting events that highlight issues facing racialized peoples, facilitating class discussions, or supporting issues of race and the law - we recognize this difficult labour. This is your evening to relax and enjoy the company of great people!

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Speak Our Minds Art Night

 

In keeping with our mandate to provide for a supportive space for women from racialized backgrounds, Indigenous women, and trans people of colour, these events aim to offer our collective spaces where it can thrive. As such, these events are open to all who support our goals of providing cultural, social and professional support to our Women of Colour Collective. 

Join us at Thompson House Basement at McGill University on Wednesday March 16, 2018 for a night of artistic expression as we come together to celebrate and remember the ways in which women resist violence in their communities. There will be musical performances, spoken word, poetry,dance, and art work as well as food. 

Joignez-vous à nous au Thompson House sous-sol de l’Université McGill le vendredi 16 mars 2018 pour une soirée d’expression artistique à l’occasion de laquelle nous nous rassemblerons pour célébrer et nous souvenir des manières par lesquelles les femmes résistent à la violence dans leurs communautés. Il y aura des performances musicales et des prestations orales, de la poésie, de la danse, de l’art visuel ainsi que de la nourriture.

Please Note: 
-This event is free and open to all!
-Food will be served by Thompson House
-Childcare is available upon request
- Thomson House Basement is wheelchair accessible
-All Thomson House washrooms are gender neutral
-This event is scent-free

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The Theory and Practice of Safe Spaces.

The Women of Colour Collective of McGill Law and the McGill Runnymede Society are happy to present a panel on safe spaces.

Cette table ronde explorera le sujet des espaces sécuritaires ou « safe spaces ». Les conférencier·ère·s discuteront des fondements théoriques de ces espaces et leurs effets en pratique. Les espaces sécuritaires étant un sujet sensible, leur légitimité ne sera pas remise en question. Les invité·e·s se pencheront plutôt sur leur efficacité en examinant comment ils peuvent permettre d’atteindre les buts pour lesquels ils sont constitués.

This panel will be composed of three speakers: Dr. Muñiz-Fraticelli Associate Professor of Law and Political Science at McGill University; Michael Kennedy, Director of Communication and Development of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms; and Dr. Dolores Chew, Research Associate at the Simone de Beauvoir Institute. Our moderator will be Professor Dr. Nandini Ramanujam, Associate Professor, Executive Director and Program Director of the Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism at McGill University’s Faculty of Law

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End of the Year Dinner

Celebrate the end of the school year with WOCC and Allies for our final event of the year.

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Joint Coffeehouse WOCC | ILSA

The Indigenous Law Association and the Women of Colour Collective would like to invite you to 🕷 A Very Spooky Coffeehouse 🕷! Le semestre avance et les silouhettes menaçantes des examens et des dates de soumission commencent à s'agiter 😱

Join us for some "Witches' Brew" sangria, jello shots, cupcakes, samosas, and good music!

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Speak our Minds Arts Night

Join us at Thompson House Ballroom at McGill University on Wednesday March 8, 2017 for a night of artistic expression as we come together to celebrate and remember the ways in which women resist violence in their communities. There will be musical performances, spoken word, poetry,dance, and art work as well as food. 

The work of artists Leslie Carvery and Aquil Virani will be available for purchase. 

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WOCC | RadLaw SpeedMeet

Venez rencontrez des avocats et des juristes de différents domaines du droit durant notre séance de réseautage. The event will host legal professionals in areas such as: refugee/immigration law, international human rights law, tax and trans law, indigenous law, arbitration, and discrimination in addition to people in alternative legal careers. 

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Lived Experiences of Trans Women of Colour

OutLaw and the Women of Colour Collective invite you to a roundtable discussion on the experience of trans women of colour with the legal system. In line with the theme of this year’s Trans March, the discussion will primarily focus on the difficulties faced by trans women who immigrate to the province of Quebec. 

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