GSJ Launch Celebration - Public Talk With Shree Paradkar

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

We are celebrating the launch of the new Gender and Social Justice (GSJ) undergraduate programs with a virtual event with Toronto Star columnist Shree Paradkar. We hope that you will be able to join us!

Public Lecture:  Shree Paradkar, “Rise, disrupt, change - and do it all over again”

March 17, 7-8 p.m. Via WebEx

As we see rising acts of civil disobedience around us, a quick check on what disruption means. What forms does it take? What are the implications to our bodies and minds? In the course of her Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy, Shree found breakthroughs in long-standing issues of marginalization. Her findings on educators disrupting the status quo in Baltimore, in India, in New Zealand etc. inform her path as she takes on racism in the media.

Shree Paradkar is a Toronto Star columnist on anti-oppression issues and its first internal ombud, a position created to create an anti-racist newsroom.  She is the 2018-2019 recipient of the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy and winner of two Amnesty Awards for Human Rights reporting. Shree recently won the Racial Justice in Media award by the Urban Alliance of Race Relations. The author of Betrayed: My cousin's wrongful conviction for the murder of her daughter, Aarushi, Shree has been a journalist in Bangalore, Mumbai, Singapore and Toronto.

RSVP here. Once you register you will receive an email confirmation which will include a link and password for the meeting. For full functionality, it is recommended to download the CiscoWebEx application rather than using the browser version.

About Gender and Social Justice: In September 2019, Women’s Studies at University of Waterloo became Gender and Social Justice. Our academic plans are flexible and student-centred. They are designed so that our majors and minors benefit from both interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary training. Students, whether they are majors or minors, or taking GSJ courses as electives, will find our courses timely, accessible, relevant, varied, and surprising. In the first instance, these courses seek to cultivate awareness of the experiences of people marginalized by such features as gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, disability, and class. More than this, our students learn to use the theoretical framework of intersectional feminism to critically analyse systems and representations, locally and globally.