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Anticarceral perspectives to end gender-based violence

Presented by the Simone de Beauvoir Institute

Date & time
Thursday, November 26, 2020
6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Registration is closed


Nathalie Batraville, Marlihan Lopez, Nneka MacGregor




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Mosaic of three images of speakers featured in this event. First is a woman wearing black glasses, earrings and a black-and-white speckled blazer with crowd of people demonstrating in the background; second is a woman facing the camera, wearing a white blazer with a black shirt in front of red background; third is the side profile of a woman wearing white glasses and a yellow shirt in the foreground with forest trees in the background. From left to right: Marlihan Lopez, Simone de Beauvoir Institute; Nneka MacGregor, Women’s Centre for Social Justice; Nathalie Batraville, Simone de Beauvoir Institute

Presented in the context of 12 days of action against gender-based violence by the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, this online event will trace how violence against women movements in Quebec have come to rely exclusively on the criminal punishment system to respond to gender-based violence, thus perpetuating a racist, sexist, and violent system.

Marlihan Lopez will present an overview of this history and the impact of carceral feminisms in Quebec, Nneka MacGregor will discuss transformative justice as a tool to address violence, and Nathalie Batraville will give an introduction to prison abolition. ASL interpretation and translation provided.

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