Robyn Maynard | Against the carceral state: Making (Black) freedom in a time of crisis and revolt

2020 08 Oct
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Robyn Maynard | Against the carceral state: Making (Black) freedom in a time of crisis and revolt

On October 8th, the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa presents a viritual talk by Robyn Maynard, keynote speaker of the annual Shirley Greenberg Lecture.

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Robyn Maynard is a Black feminist writer, grassroots community organizer and intellectual based in Montréal. Her debut book, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present, traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond. She is currently a PhD candidate and Vanier scholar at the University of Toronto and is working toward the completion of a new book manuscript.

The talk will be followed by a question period hosted by Nadia Abu-Zahra, Joint Chair in Women's Studies, University of Ottawa and Carleton University.

Octopus Books is pleased to partner with the Jean-Luc Pepin Book Club at the University of Ottawa.


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