Last night, the Carceral Studies Research Collective held its first community discussion series event entitled "Policing Black Lives in Ottawa, Canada and Beyond" featuring a lecture by author Robyn Maynard. Drawing on her 2017 book published by Fernwood Press, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to Present, Maynard's presentation explored the different ways that anti-Black racism has manifested itself throughout Canadian history pre- and post-Confederation. Her lecture was followed by a Q&A facilitated by Justice for Abdirahman spokesperson Dahabo Amed Omer. Click here to read an Ottawa Citizen article about Maynard's lecture to a capacity crowd at the Ottawa Public Library held as part of uOttawa Criminology Week 2017: 150 Years of (De)criminalization.
Each year, the Department of Criminology at the University of Ottawa organizes the Criminology Week. Here is the rest of the line-up the 2017 edition:
Nov. 15: Harry Glasbeek Speaks on Law’s Responsibility for Corporate Irresponsibility
Nov. 15: Criminology Fair and Wine & Cheese
Nov. 16: Conférence interactive : Site d’injection supervisé et défis avec Mélanie Jubinville-Stafford du Centre de prévention des surdoses d’Ottawa
Nov. 16: Conférence sur les impacts de la légalisation de la marijuana avec Line Beauchesne