Author Robyn Maynard gives lecture at the Ottawa Public Library to a capacity crowd

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.