Mandi Gray: Suing for Silence

Wednesday, March 27, 2024 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vancouver Central Library, 350 Georgia St., Alice MacKay Room, Lower Level

How is the law (mis)used to keep victims silent? 

In her new book Suing for Silenceprofessor Mandi Gray looks at how defamation lawsuits are used against women who are trying to speak out against sexual violence and to protect the powerful men who wield them. The #MeToo movement cast a spotlight on the issue—this book asks what we can do to protect those who take centre stage to speak up.

Mandi Gray will appear in conversation with lawyer Raji Mangat

Mandi Gray is assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Trent University, lecturing in criminology, and an anti-violence activist. She is regularly featured in Canadian media on issues of sexual violence, including in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, and Toronto Life, and on the CBC.

Raji Mangat is a lawyer practicing in the areas of constitutional and administrative law. She is the Executive Director at West Coast Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (West Coast LEAF), an organization dedicated to achieving substantive equality for women. Raji also serves on the board of the Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia, and teaches upper level law courses at UVIC and UBC. She is also Vice Chair of the VPL Board of Trustees. 

Posted by Megan M.
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