Film screening and panel on the "State of Control: Canadian Prisons and Immigration" being held at uOttawa on November 7


Tuesday, November 7, 2017
7pm - 10pm
Tabaret Hall - Rooom 325
University of Ottawa

Event Description:
This film screening and Q&A panel discussion will explore the ways in which immigration and prison systems target racialized bodies as a perpetuation of white supremacy within state institutions. We'll hear about the ways in which the state attacks the minds, bodies, and freedom of people trapped in these systems as well as how we can be a part of support and solidarity efforts.

Moderator: Monia Mazigh

Panel speakers:
- Alex Neve
- Deepan Budlakoti
- Amar Wala, director of the documentary short film "Stateless"
- Yavar Hameed, a member of Deepan's legal team and Justice for Deepan
(Speaker bios are at the bottom)

The event will begin at 7 PM with introductions from local organizers, followed by the screening of the documentary and a Q&A. Donations will be collected during the event, however, we are also accepting larger donations from organizations. If your organization would like to help support, please contact us at or at for more information.

Organized by OPIRG GRIPO UOttawa. For more details, visit the Facebook event page.

Co-sponsored by: SCFP CUPE 2626, the Human Rights Research & Education Center (HRREC), the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project, the Carceral Studies Research Collective, the UOttawa Criminology Graduate Students Association/ AÉDC- CGSA and more.