Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present
November 9, 2017
Laying bare the violent realities behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization, and punishment of Black life in Canada. Through an unapologetically intersectional, feminist, and abolitionist lens, this talk looks at how slavery’s legacy has been carried forward by the state, exposing the social and historical forces behind carding/street checks, the war on drugs, the school-to-prison pipeline, welfare “fraud” and child welfare enforcement, deportation, and the disproportionate incarceration of Black folks in Canada’s jails, prisons, and immigration detention centres.
Milieux Institute, EV 11.705
1515 St. Catherine St. W