Policing Black Lives - Robyn Maynard

November 6, 2017 | Black Space Winnipeg

On November 22, 2017 at the West End Cultural Centre, Black feminist writer, activist and educator Robyn Maynard is coming to Winnipeg to discuss her latest book, Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present (Fernwood Publishing).

Presented by Uniter Speakers Series, QPOC Winnipeg and Black Space Winnipeg, we hope to create an insightful evening for attendees and participants and shine list on the long history and present conditions of police and state violence in Canada. 

Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms and beyond. Robyn Maynard provides readers with the first comprehensive account of nearly four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization and punishment of Black lives in Canada.


"Robyn Maynard’s meticulously-researched and compelling analysis of state violence challenges prevailing narratives of Canadian multiculturalism and inclusion by examining how structures of racism and ideologies of gender are complexly anchored in global histories of colonization and slavery.” — Angela Y. Davis

“A comprehensive and necessary book for anyone who cares about the past, present and future of Black life in this country. Brilliant work!” — Black Lives Matter Toronto

“Eye-opening and chilling.” — Andrea J. Ritchie


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Niyi Adewole