Policing Black Lives - Book Launch and Workshop
Launch of Robyn Maynard's Policing Black Lives on Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, səl̓ilwətaɁɬ, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh territories
Featuring Robyn Maynard with Cecilia Point, Cicely Blain, Jillian Christmas, Khari Wendall McClelland, Lama Mugabo, Ruby Smith Diaz.
A CBC National Best-Seller
"This book should be read not only by those who have a specific interest in Canadian histories and social justice movements but by anyone interested in the abolitionist and revolutionary potential of the Black Lives Matters movement more broadly."
- ANGELA DAVIS
"Part of what makes this book so unique is that Maynard compiles attention to children in the welfare system, gender, sexual violence and immigration as a form of state sanctioned violence in Canada."
- review by AFROPUNK
BOOK LAUNCH with Robyn Maynard and guests
- THURSDAY MARCH 1.
- Doors at 5:45 pm. Event at 6 pm.
- Room 1900, SFU Habour Center (515 West Hastings)
ORGANIZING WORKSHOP with Robyn Maynard
- FRIDAY MARCH 2 @ 6 pm
- Surrey Central Library (10350 University Dr, next to Skytrain)
- REGISTRATION LINK
Policing Black Lives
State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present is a comprehensive account of nearly four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization and punishment of Black life in Canada. While highlighting the ubiquity of Black resistance, Policing Black Lives traces the still-living legacy of slavery across multiple institutions, shedding light on the social and historical forces behind Black poverty and unemployment, racial profiling, police violence, disproportionate incarceration, immigration detention and deportation, exploitative migrant labour practices, disproportionate child removal and the school-to-prison pipeline.
Robyn Maynard is a Black feminist author, grassroots community organizer and independent scholar based in Montréal. She has been a part of movements against racial profiling and police violence for over a decade and has an extensive background in community work doing harm-reduction outreach.
515 W Hastings
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3
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