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Activism Under Lockdown: Anti-Colonial and Racial Justice in Covid Times

Sep 11th 2020

Activism Under Lockdown: Anti-Colonial and Racial Justice in Covid Times

Video |Event Recording
Document | Sample of organizations/movements to support 

The coronavirus pandemic has been marked by an intensification of colonial and racial violence in Canada: violations of Indigenous sovereign territories, police killings and brutality, migrant exploitation and exclusion, and the racialization of poverty and lack of access to health care. The current uprisings and protests against anti-Black racism across Canada and the United States further highlight the urgency of addressing long-standing systems of racial injustice. While many modes of activism have been disrupted by the pandemic, it also provides an opportunity to imagine and build a radically different “new normal.” Please join us for this panel with organizers, thinkers, and activists from different movements to discuss how we resist colonial and racial violence in these Covid times. 

Date: Thursday June 11, 2020
Time: 5-6 pm 
Admission: Free 
To access: visit the event Facebook page at the appropriate date/time (click here).  It will be streaming as a ‘live video’.  
Note: you do not need a Facebook account to view
A recording of the event will be available for those unable to attend.



Courtney Skye: Mohawk, Turtle Clan, Six Nations of the Grand River Territory; Research Fellow, Yellowhead Institute
Syed Hussan: Migrant Rights Network  
Yasmine Hassen: Academic & community organizer, Climate Justice Toronto  
Yogi Acharya: Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
Desmond Cole: journalist, activist, and author of ‘The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power’
Azeezah Kanji: legal academic and journalist; Director of Programming, Noor Cultural Centre
United Jewish People’s Order- Toronto
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