Webcast sponsored by the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre and hosted by the Faculty of Law’s Centre for Feminist Legal Studies as part of the Marlee Kline Lecture in Social Justice. Bonnie Sherr Klein is a documentary filmmaker and long-time activist in the feminist and disability movements. In this lecture she shares her lived experience of disability as documented in her journal entries and film. She points out that disability inevitably touches us all, and proposes that human rights for people living with disabilities is not `merely’ a justice issue but an opportunity for all of us to be our most human.

This lecture honours the memory of Marlee Gayle Kline, a member of the Faculty of Law from 1989. Professor Kline died in 2001 after a lengthy and determined struggle with leukemia. Her work on feminist legal theory and critical race theory, child welfare law and policy, law’s continued colonialism, and restructuring of the social welfare state is internationally acclaimed. This lectureship not only recognizes Marlee’s rich contribution to the law school community but also reflects her belief in the central role social justice concerns must play in legal education and law.

filmdisplayUBC Education Library currently has a DVD display showcasing various titles in its collection (mostly documentaries).  The display is called, “Films Worth Checking Out”

The films are moving fast. Come over and have a look — you might find your new favorite doc!

Titles include our newest acquisition, “More Then a Month: One Man’s Journey to End Black History Month” (http://www.morethanamonth.org/2012/) and “Force Fed,” a film examining the practice of force feeding women in the West African country of Mauritania. Obesity is so revered among the Arab Moor population of this country that young girls are sometimes force-fed to life-threatening weights.

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Passage of Dreams: The Chung Collection documentary was recently nominated for a Golden Sheaf Award in the Multicultural category. The awards are part of the Yorkton Film Festival in Saskatchewan, the longest running festival of its kind in North America, and one of Canada’s top film and video festivals. The nominees will be screened May 23 – 26, 2013. 

The documentary features the stories of UBC alumnus Dr. Wallace B. Chung and his childhood love of collecting Canadian Pacific items. Featuring personal stories shared by Dr. Chung on his beloved artifacts, the film provides an important look at BC history from the perspective of early Chinese-Canadian pioneers. The UBC Library Chung Collection can be found on Level 1 of the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Passage of Dreams is now available for loan at several UBC Library branches: Rare Books & Special Collections, Koerner Library, Asian Library and Education Library.

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