Members of the department are participating, alongside former prisoners and local activists, in organizing events for Prisoner's Justice Day 2017 in Ottawa. In addition to the rally on August 10, there will be a free lunch and panel on policing and prisons on Sunday August 6.
The panel will focus on prisons and the police. Panelists will speak about what prison is like and how, in prison, prisoners have their human rights violated. Panelists will also speak about how the police target racialized people for arrest, violence and imprisonment. And the panelists will speak about their efforts to change the police and prisons in order to get justice for the people who have been killed by the police, and in prison.
Panelists will include spokespersons from Justice For Abdirahman and Justice For Soli, as well as prison activist Megan Smiley.
Freedom Is A Must!
Lunch and panel discussion on police and prisons
Sunday, Aug. 6
Lunch starts at 3:00pm, Panel starts at 4:30pm
19 Main Street, Ottawa (Wheelchair Accessible)