Join us for a digital teach-in bringing together organizers and lawyers from across the country to engage in a discussion around policing Black and Indigenous people in Canada.
Relying on their on-the-ground experience and legal expertise, speakers will address the role of policing in expanding the colonial state, the evidence of police violence and discrimination, current strategies for transformative change, and how people can get involved in the movement.
El Jones is a recipient of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Burnley “Rocky” Jones award and co-founder of the Black Power Hour, a radio show developed with prisoners.
Dr. Pam Palmater is a Mi’kmaw lawyer, professor, author, and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First Nation. Her extensive writing focuses on Indigenous law, politics, and governance.
Reakash Walters is a writer, community advocate, and articling student who is dreaming alternatives to policing and punishment.
Meenakshi Mannoe is the Criminalization and Policing Campaigner at PIVOT Legal Society.
Moderated by Latoya Farrell, BC Civil Liberties Association Policy Staff Counsel
This event is brought to you by the working group: Latoya Farrell of BCCLA, lawyer Avnish Nanda, and professor Asad Kiyani.