The Suppression of Dissent: Legal perspectives on the institutional suppression of Palestinian support

Please join the Law Union of Ontario on the evening of May 31st for presentations and lively discussion regarding the trending suppression of dissent against those who are speaking up for Palestine amidst the ongoing atrocities. Since October 2023, we have seen an increase in disciplinary actions against students and workers, as well as the criminalization of protestors who advocate for the liberation of Palestine. We will discuss the various tactics being used to systematically suppress these voices as well as the ways that we can better support those who are targeted.

When: Friday May 31, 7:00 – 8:30 pm (doors open at 6:30)

Where: St. Paul’s on Bloor, 227 Bloor St. East, Toronto ON

Tickets: PWYC, Donations appreciated ($10-$50 suggested) *Donations will go to the Jur-Ed Foundation, a registered charity, to support the educational activities of the Law Union of Ontario, and are eligible for tax deduction.

Register: Eventbrite page


Sima Atri Co-Founder and Co-Director of The Community Justice Collective (CJC)

Dania Majid Co-Founder and President of the Arab Canadian Lawyers Association

Joshua Sealy-Harrington, Assistant Professor at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law

Moderated by Mike Leitold

Law Society of Ontario professionalism and EDI accreditation is pending.

To be followed by the Law Union spring social at the Bishop and Belcher (175 Bloor St. East). All members past and present and LUO allies are welcome.

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