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Defund the Police 101
March 25, 2021 @ 4:00 PM - 6:00 PMFree
Lately, we’ve seen individuals across the globe call to defund the police. But what exactly does that mean?
Jessica Quijano will be joining us on behalf of the Defund the SPVM coalition to aid in demystifying this concept and will give us some examples as to what this would mean in a Montreal context. She will also explain what work needs to be done in order to achieve this and will provide information about how students can get involved.
Following Jessica’s presentation, there will be a round table discussion on what a society without police would look like. This will be an opportunity for us to come together and dream collectively to envision a better future.
For more info about Defund the Police Coalition check out their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/DefundtheSPVM
Or follow them on Instagram @defundthespvm
This is the fourth workshop in a series of virtual workshops and discussions taking place regularly through the rest of the Winter semester around the topics of Black Lives Matter, Black and Indigenous history and movements in the Canadian, Montreal, and Concordia contexts, and combating systemic racism, anti-Blackness, and racist police violence. These workshops primarily aim to provide practical tools and knowledge for students who are interested in contributing to movements and activism on campus and/or in the community. This year, they will be 100% virtual and offered on an open basis – no registration required!
**If you have any specific needs or requests related to accessibility for this workshop, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will do our very best to accommodate you.**