Abolition, the Law, and Black Liberation

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 12:30 to 13:30

Fasken Classroom, Rm 122

Co-presented by: CFLS Spring 2019 Lecture Series, Social Justice Specialization, Black Law Students Association, and Social Justice Action Network

This talk examines lasting historical legacies of Black (un)freedom and explores possibilities for producing liberatory Black futures. Thinking through the contemporary global moment, including the "migrant crisis" and ecological collapse, Maynard will speak to the significance of abolition in the 21st century.

Robyn Maynard, Black feminist writer, activist, and author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present

Robyn Maynard is a Toronto-based writer. Her book Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present is a CBC national bestseller, currently in its third printing, and has been widely acclaimed since its release. Maynard has published writing in the Washington Post, World Policy Journal, the Toronto Star, the Montreal Gazette TOPIA, Canadian Women’s Studies journal, as well as an essay for Maisonneuve Magazine which won the acclaim of “most-read essay of 2017”.  Her writing on race, gender, and discrimination is taught widely in universities across Canada and the United States. Maynard has a long history of involvement in community activism and advocacy

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