A House Divided: Pathways of Remediation for the LGBTQ2+ Community and Law Enforcement Seeking International LGBTQ2+ Access to Justice

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Jun 04, 2020

12:00PM-1:15PM EDT

Remote

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This June, the Thomson Reuters Institute is proud to announce the second installment of an eight-part series of thought leadership webinars devoted to advancing international LGBTQ2+ access to justice.

Between 2010 and 2017, Toronto’s Gay Village was the site of one of the worst serial killing sprees in Canadian history. As details of Bruce McArthur’s activities came to light, many in the LGBTQ2+ community expressed outrage over the way law enforcement handled investigations surrounding the events.  Divisions between the LGBTQ2+ community and law enforcement deepened when, in 2016, the decision was made not to allow uniformed LGBTQ2+ police service members to march in Toronto’s annual Pride Parade. These events have added fuel to a lengthy history of contention between the two groups.  This conversation offers a comprehensive look at how prominent organizations are working to repair community relations and help restore a more cohesive and perfect union.

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Why You Should Attend

  • As one of the world’s most ethical companies, Thomson Reuters considers this event an honor and ethical obligation to connect passionate advocates for LGBTQ2+ rights and representation with key power brokers and influencers from across professional services.
  • Our program pivots upon actionable opportunities for engaged individuals to help effect meaningful change at a moment of great unrest for the LGBTQ community
  • Attendees will gain critical guidance to help expedite their own career trajectory and expand their professional network

    Who Should Attend

  • LGBTQ professionals, allies, influencers and power brokers from across industries
  • Diversity & Inclusion professionals
  • Chief Executive Officers
  • Human Resources Professionals

    Related Webinars

    Interested in attending other LGBTQ-themed-webinars? Register or request on-demand access through the links below:

    “On the Basis of Sex”: LGBTQ Employment Rights at the Crossroads – June 3, 2020

    Taken: Exposing Global LGBTQ Human Trafficking – June 9, 2020

    Fellow Travelers: Encouraging LGBTQ Self-Identification in the Workplace – June 10, 2020

    Original Sin: Religiosity, Same-Sex Desire & Institutionalized Homophobia – June 17, 2020

    Spectacular Bodies: Privacy, Public Identity & LGBTQ2+ Personality – June 18, 2020

    Building Bridges: Supporting Transition in the Workplace – June 19, 2020

    Becoming: Supporting the Transgender Journey – June 23, 2020

    We also are actively recruiting LGBTQ+ thought leaders to contribute to our brand new Outspoken LGBTQ2+ leadership blog.

  • Event Co-Chairs

    Joe Couto

    Director, Government Relations and Communications, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police

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    Hugo Greenhalgh

    LGBT+ Editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

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    Marcus McCann

    Lawyer, Millard & Company LLP

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    Shakir Rahim

    Criminal Defence Lawyer

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    Patty Retsinas

    Police Officer, Toronto Police Service

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    Event Details

    Thursday, Jun 04

    12:00 PM EDT
    A House Divided: Pathways of Remediation for the LGBTQ2+ Community and Law Enforcement

    Between 2010 and 2017, Toronto’s Gay Village was the site of one of the worst serial killing sprees in Canadian history. As details of Bruce McArthur’s activities came to light, many in the LGBTQ2+ community expressed outrage over the way law enforcement handled investigations surrounding the events. Divisions between the LGBTQ2+ community and law enforcement deepened when, in 2016, the decision was made not to allow uniformed LGBTQ2+ police service members to march in Toronto’s annual Pride Parade. These events have added fuel to a lengthy history of contention between the two groups. This conversation offers a comprehensive look at how prominent organizations are working to repair community relations and help restore a more cohesive and perfect union.

    Moderator:
    Hugo Greenhalgh,
    LGBT+ Editor, Thomson Reuters Foundation

    Panelists:
    Joe Couto, Director, Government Relations and Communications, Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police
    Marcus McCann, Lawyer, Millard & Company LLP
    Shakir Rahim, Criminal Defence Lawyer
    Patty Retsinas, Police Officer, Toronto Police Service

    1:15 PM EDT
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