Robyn Maynard - author of "Policing Black Lives" - to give inaugural lecture of the Carceral Studies Research Collective during uOttawa Criminology Week 2017

In three weeks, the Carceral Studies Research Collective will host its inaugural lecture by Robyn Maynard, author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present (Fernwood – 2017). The lecture, which is co-sponsored by uOttawa Criminology Week 2017: 150 Years of (De)criminalization in Canada (November 13-17), will be followed by a community discussion facilitated by Dahabo Amed Omer, spokesperson for Justice for Abdirahman. For more information about the lecture and community discussion, please consult the poster below or visit our Facebook event page

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About the Carceral Studies Research Collective:
Based at uOttawa, the collective aims to consolidate and further develop research expertise, facilitating debates, synthesis and the transfer of knowledge between professors at all ranks, students of all levels and community stakeholders to:

1) document shifts and continuities in carceral power and violence;
2) contribute to the development of analytical and strategic tools to help dismantle exclusionary structures; and
3) build alternatives that contribute to the work of existing public policy initiatives and social movements that foster inclusive conflict resolution and social justice in communities, both locally and beyond.

Click here for more information about the collective.