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Virtual Launch: Making the Case

Friday, November 19, 2021 5:00 PM
Online via Zoom and YouTube

Hosted by McNally Robinson Booksellers

*NEW DATE and TIME* November 19, 8 PM ET / 7 PM CT / 5 PM PT
Online via Zoom and YouTube

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Join McNally Robinson for the virtual launch of Making the Case: 2SLGBTQ+ Rights and Religion in Schools (Purich Books, an imprint of UBC Press) by Donn ShortBruce MacDougall, and Paul T. Clarke.

Registration is required to directly participate in the Zoom webinar. It will be simultaneously streamed on YouTube and available for viewing thereafter.

Despite growing acceptance of 2SLGBTQ+ rights, Canadian schools regularly become battlegrounds in clashes between students wishing to express their sexuality or gender and those who perceive this as a threat to their values. In their new book, Making the Case, authors Donn ShortBruce MacDougall, and Paul Clarke show us how Canadian law responds to what are known as “competing human rights claims,” when conflict arises between people asserting sexual minority rights and those asserting religious rights, for example, when a principal forbids same-sex prom dates or when parents oppose gay-straight alliance clubs.

Join Donn ShortBruce MacDougall, and Paul Clarke for a discussion about their new book and learn about our rights to religion and rights to gender expression or sexual orientation and how supporting sexual minority rights does not undermine other people’s rights to religious freedom.

Donn Short is a professor in the Robson Hall Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. In 2017, he received the inaugural Aaron Berg Award for his significant contributions to the advancement of human rights. He is the author of Don’t Be So Gay! Queers, Bullying, and Making Schools Safe and Am I Safe Here? LGBTQ Teens and Bullying in Schools.

Bruce MacDougall is a professor at the Allard School of Law in the University of British Columbia, and has been Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Dean of Graduate Studies at Allard. Among his numerous publications is Queer Judgments: Homosexuality, Expression, and the Courts in Canada.

Paul Clarke is a professor in the Faculty of Education at the University of Regina, and has served as president of the Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education. He is the author of Understanding Curricular Control: Rights Conflicts, Public Education, and the Charter.

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