Equity Office

Equity Office
Equity Office

Information about the upcoming lecture by University of Toronto psychology professor Jordan Peterson, entitled “The Rising Tide of Compelled Speech in Canada”:

The March 5th lecture was organized by Professor Bruce Pardy (Law), and is the inaugural lecture in the “Piasetzki Liberty Lecture” series, funded by a faculty of law alumnus, Gregory Piasetzki (LLB 1980). The event has been reviewed by the Queen’s Event Assessment Team and has been approved to proceed. Campus Security will ensure appropriate security measures are in place to safeguard event attendees.

Principal Woolf has published a comment on his blog calling for informed respectful academic debate on the issue of compelled speech. Law School Dean Flanagan has also published notes online concerning the event.

The Levana Gender Advocacy Centre and the Education on Queer Issues Project are providing active support during this event at their “Trans-Positive and People of Colour Positive Chill-In” in Dunning Hall, room 11. There will be colouring pages, music, food, and discussion. People are free to come and talk/vent, eat, colour, or even just sit and do work.

You might also like to know of some other events previously scheduled for the week:

You can also contact the AMS Social Issues Commissioner at sic@ams.queensu.ca or the SGPS Equity Office at equity@sgps.queensu.ca for further information. And please don’t hesitate to contact the Human Rights Office if you have further questions or concerns about the event. You can phone: 613-533-6886, or email hrights@queensu.ca, or just drop in.