Local Perspectives on the Niqab Ban: Tues April 27th

Local Perspectives on the Niqab Ban: Interpreting Quebec’s Bill 94

Tuesday April 27th, 2010  6:30pm
Wilson Room, KFPL – Central Branch, 130 Johnson St

Dr. Mona Rahman – Active member of the Islamic Society of Kingston
Dr. Beverly Baines – Department Head, Gender Studies & Professor of Law, Queen’s University
Dr. Dana Olwan – Assistant Professor, Gender Studies, Queen’s University

In early 2010, the Jean Charest government proposed legislation which, if approved, by the National Assembly of Quebec, would deny essential government services, public employment, educational opportunities, and health care to people who wear facial coverings. Join us for a panel that will explore Bill 94 from legal, feminist, and religious perspectives, followed by a discussion.

This event is sponsored by Ontario Public Interest Research Group Kingston (OPIRG) and the Society of Graduate and Professional Students at Queen’s (SGPS).