[SydPhil] CAVE and MQ Law Workshop: Sex and Consent in the Age of #Metoo (6 Nov, Wed, 8:30am-5pm, Macquarie Uni City Campus)

Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics arts.cave at mq.edu.au
Wed Oct 2 16:07:47 AEST 2019

Hi all,

Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics and Macquarie Law School invitge you to the "Sex and Consent in the Age of #Metoo Workshop".

When: 6 November 2019, Wednesday, 8:30am-4:45pm
Where: Macquarie University City Campus, Level 24, 123 Pitt Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000
Event is free, but register for catering purposes by 1 November 2019 5pm via this link: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/UVNQCJyp0qhOz3yWTVSD09?domain=events.mq.edu.au

The Senate judiciary hearings for Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation crystallised the ethical tensions of the #MeToo movement – namely, the limited power of survivors’ voices that may be co-opted by rapacious and salacious media, and the implications of survivor testimony for due process and natural justice. At the same time, the limits of modern sex law – in the form of Section 61HA the NSW Crimes Act – are exposed by the current NSW Law Reform Commission review of Consent in Relation to Sexual Offences. After over 40 years of law reform there is a distinct perception that sexual offences simply are not working.

This workshop brings together academic, government and NGO service-provider professionals to critically reflect on the state of affairs of the regulation of sexual conduct by the criminal and civil law, and the role of civil society in informing the governance of ethical sexual practices.

The workshop will include an update from the NSW Law Reform Commission on the current review of consent laws, along with a series of ‘notes from the field’: updates from relevant NGOs working directly in fields of sexual violence and the protection of sexual agency.

Keynote speakers: Prof Linda Martín Alcoff  (University of New York) and Dr Yvette Russell (University of Bristol Law School)
Reception speaker: Fiona Patten, MP, Leader of the Reason Party

View the program here: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/yVy6CK1qJZtKwz9ycv3GwY?domain=custom.cvent.com

*Please note, this event includes the discussion of sexual violence.

This workshop is sponsored by the Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics and Macquarie Law School.


Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: mq.edu.au/cave<http://cave.mq.edu.au>

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