Book Club - Policing Black Lives - Robyn Maynard

Monday, 5 October 2020 - 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Page couverture du livre Policing Black Lives et photo de l'auteure Robyn Maynard
Location
Off-campus address: 
Online
Registration
Registration required: 
Yes
Cost to attend: 
Free of charge
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Robyn Maynard's conference is coming up in almost a week ! But before we get to meet the author and activist, a bookclub is taking place to discuss her book !! Don't miss out!

Delving behind Canada's veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond. Robyn Maynard provides readers with the first comprehensive account of nearly four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization and punishment of Black lives in Canada. While highlighting the ubiquity of Black resistance, Policing Black Lives traces the still-living legacy of slavery across multiple institutions, shedding light on the state's role in perpetuating contemporary Black poverty and unemployment, racial profiling, law enforcement violence, incarceration, immigration detention, deportation, exploitative migrant labour practices, disproportionate child removal and low graduation rates. (2020 Goodreads, Inc.)   The Jean-Luc Pepin Book Club (#jlpbookclub) is an opportunity to draw students, professors, and authors together around topics of contemporary Canadian politics.   A conference by the author is organized on October 8 at 12:30 pm, all virtually! To participate: https://www.facebook.com/events/976571926175427/