Are Prisons the New Residential Schools? Understanding and teaching the relationship between imprisonment and settler colonialism in Canada.
Dr. Jessica Jurgutis
Wednesday, Oct. 6 - 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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This workshop will examine reconcili-action in the context of teaching about the criminal justice system in Canada with a special focus on incarceration. Participants will leave the workshop with an understanding of how taking for granted mainstream understandings of the history and purpose of imprisonment in Canada perpetuate colonial institutions and ideologies. Alternatives for challenging these assumptions in our teaching and learning will also be provided.
Dr. Jessica Jurgutis is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Gender & Women’s Studies and Indigenous Learning at Lakehead University. Her work explores imprisonment in Canada through an anti-colonial and abolitionist feminist lens.