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School of Law

Tolerance Means Dialogue: What can we learn about bridging divides?

When: Thursday, November 23, 2023, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Online/Room 313, Third Floor, School of Law Queen Mary University of London Mile End Road London E1 4NS

This event is hosted by Queen Mary University of London, 1st Amendment Partnership, and Fairness For All Initiative.

At a time of division, many see friction and no solutions. For example, clashes arise between gay individuals and bakers or website makers who refuse services for same-sex marriages. These clashes are testing the limits of the right to be served equally by commercial establishments and vendors' freedom to follow their conscience in commerce. We seek insights from individuals with diverse experiences about living together harmoniously with our differences. 

How can we achieve mutual respect in a plural society?


  • Eric Heinze, Professor of Law and Humanities, Executive Director of the Centre for Law, Democarcy and Society at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London

Dialogue Catalysts

  • John Adenitire, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, Queen Mary University of London
  • Robin Fretwell Wilson, Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair in Law at University of Illinois College of Law
  • Shannon Minter, Legal Director for National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR)

Learn more about the event and the student prize winners.

Social Engagement Prize

All students who attend the Dialogue can join in the discussion by tweeting questions and comments to @ToleranceMeans. One student that is present at the Dialogue and tweets a question or comment will be randomly selected to receive a Social Engagement Prize of $250USD for adding to the Dialogue.

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