Suing for Silence: Sexual Violence and Defamation Law with Mandi Gray

Mon Mar 04 2024 at 06:30 pm to 08:15 pm

Toronto reference Library, Yonge Street | Toronto

Toronto Reference Library (Humanities Dept)
Publisher/HostToronto Reference Library (Humanities Dept)
Suing for Silence: Sexual Violence and Defamation Law with Mandi Gray
Join Mandi Gray in conversation with Alysha Hasham as she discusses defamation law and sexual violence in her new book, Suing for Silence.
About this Event

Suing for Silence exposes the phenomenon of lawsuits whose purpose is to silence those who disclose sexual violence, revealing the gendered underpinnings of Canadian defamation law and its chilling effect on public discourse including formal reports of sexual violence.

Mandi Gray is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology at Trent University, lecturing in criminology, and an anti-violence activist. She is regularly featured in Canadian media on issues pertaining to sexual violence, including in the Toronto Star, Globe and Mail, and Toronto Life, and on the CBC.

Mandi will be in conversation with Alysha Hasham, City Hall reporter for the Toronto Star.

Q&A and book signing to follow. Books available for purchase.

This is a drop-in event. No ticket is required to attend.

About this event’s guests:

Mandi Gray
Alysha Hasham

Read more:

Suing for Silence: Sexual Violence and Defamation Law

Accessibility at Toronto Public Library

Toronto Public Library is committed to accessibility. Please call or email us if you are Deaf or have a disability and would like to request accommodation to participate in this program. Please let us know as far in advance as possible and we will do our best to meet your request. At least three weeks’ notice is preferred. Phone 416-393-7099 or email [email protected]


Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Toronto reference Library, Yonge Street, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto, Canada


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