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On Indigenous lands: Empathy and social justice

Event #1805
On Indigenous lands: Empathy and social justice

Sunday, May 28, 2017

13:30 - 15:00

MAC-Mattamy – Congress Hub – Expo Event Space

Reconciliation event
Who can attend: 
General public
This open event is hosted by: 
Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences
Congress partner

The panel considers how empathy might lead to greater social justice and reconciliation, and considers what mechanisms have emerged in the last decade (and before) that would allow for this, with a particular focus on truth commissions. The panel studies the Canadian case, which offers insight into both empathy and justice, as well as examines the experience of eight other countries that have undertaken or seek to undertake work on truth and reconciliation. What has been learned about truth commissions, reconciliation, forgiveness, sympathy, empathy and justice in other countries can be usefully applied here in Canada, and abroad, for the next 150 years.

Speakers: Joanna Quinn, Professor, Department of Political Science, Western University; Kiera Ladner, Professor, Department of Political Studies, University of Manitoba; Fuyuki Kurasawa, Professor, Department of Sociology, York University

This event is being hosted by the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists at the Royal Society of Canada.