Upcoming Event! Policing Black and Indigenous Lives in Canada

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Join us for digital teach-in

Dear BCCLA Supporter,

Join us for a digital teach-in bringing together organizers and lawyers from across the country to engage in a discussion around policing Black and Indigenous people in Canada.

Date: Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Time: 12PM-2PM PST/ 3PM-5PM EST

Where: The event will be livestreamed on YouTube. Register below to receive the link!

Register to attend

Relying on their on-the-ground experience and legal expertise, speakers will address the role of police in colonization, the evidence of police violence and discrimination, current strategies for transformative change, and how people can get involved in advocating for alternatives to police harm.


El Jones is a recipient of the Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission Burnley “Rocky” Jones award and co-founder of the Black Power Hour, a radio show developed with prisoners.

Dr. Pam Palmater is a... Mi’kmaw lawyer, professor, author, and social justice activist from Eel River Bar First Nation. Her extensive writing focuses on Indigenous law, politics, and governance.

Reakash Walters is a writer, community advocate, and articling student who is dreaming alternatives to policing and punishment.

Meenakshi Mannoe is the Criminalization and Policing Campaigner at PIVOT Legal Society.

Moderated by Latoya Farrell, BC Civil Liberties Association, Policy Staff Counsel.

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This event is brought to you by a working group consisting of Latoya Farrell of BCCLA, lawyer Avnish Nanda, and professor Asad Kiyani.

We acknowledge that this event will feature speakers and attendees situated on various Indigenous lands and will be inviting everyone to acknowledge the territory from which they join during the event.

We hope to see you there!


Latoya Farrell (she/her/hers)
BCCLA Staff Counsel, Policy

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