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Sun, May 31



On Confinement

Widespread restrictions on movement experienced during the COVID-19 pandemic have a complex history bound up with gender, dis/ability, reproduction, and social justice. Join us as we explore social histories of confinement, and what they mean for present. Led by Alana Cattapan, PhD.

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On Confinement
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Time & Location

May 31, 2020, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EDT


About the event

Alana Cattapan is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo. She studies the governance of reproduction, policy making, and the commercialization of the body. She is the co-editor of Surrogacy in Canada: Critical Perspectives in Law and Public Policy. Alana's work focuses on the governance of reproduction, and gendered inclusion in public policy making, identifying links between the state, the commercialization of the body, and reproductive labour. She is also a Board member of the Canadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women, and part of the organizing collective of Rise Up! A Digital Archive of Feminist Activism.

This event is part of our COVID-19 Spring Series. In an effort to stay connected while isolated, let's discuss the ethical issues you and the world are experiencing in true Café Bioethics fashion, with open minds, utmost respect, and intellectual accessibility.

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