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The Supreme Court’s Bissonnette Decision: Anti-Racist and Abolitionist Perspectives

Aug 30th 2022

The Supreme Court’s Bissonnette Decision: Anti-Racist and Abolitionist Perspectives

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On May 27, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its ruling in the sentencing case of Quebec mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette. The Court found the imposition of consecutive life sentences without realistic possibility of parole unconstitutional. The ruling has elicited much analysis and discussion. Join us and our panelists as we examine this decision from anti-racist, abolitionist perspectives.

Panelists (click here for full speaker bios) 

Atiya Husain – Assistant Professor at the Department of Law and Legal Studies at Carleton University

El Jones – spoken word poet, educator, journalist, and community activist

Kent Roach – Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Yavar Hameed – human rights lawyer at Hameed Law 

Moderators:

Azeezah Kanji – legal scholar & journalist

Tim McSorley – National Coordinator, International Civil Liberties Monitoring Group (ICLMG)

 

This event is organized by ICLMG & Noor Cultural Centre

 

Date: Friday June 17, 2022
Time: 6:30 pm EST
Admission : Free
To access: Click here to register beforehand, to view the event via Zoom.  You will receive access instructions to your email.   
You can also, without registering, access the program via YouTube Live or Facebook Live, by clicking on the respective hyperlink at the appropriate date/time.   

 






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