Unsettling Racism in the Present, Imagining Different Futures: An online forum on Anti-Black Racism, Policing and Change

June 24, 2020 by Cate MacLeod

On Friday, June 19th, scholars of race and policing from the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies shared their insights about anti-Black racist violence by police, the recent uprisings against pervasive systemic racism, and the potential to create conditions that foster justice and equality rather than terror and oppression. Drawing on their respective research, expertise and experience, the forum addressed policing from local, comparative and global perspectives.

This event gathered people together for an informed, insightful and committed conversation, and we look forward future discussions about other facets of racialization, inequality and injustice that urgently demand attention, deliberation, and action.

Panelists: Julius Haag (Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and PhD Candidate, CrimSL), Beatrice Jauregui (Assistant Professor, CrimSL), Ayobami Laniyonu (Assistant Professor, CrimSL), Scot Wortley (Associate Professor, CrimSL)

Moderated by Audrey Macklin (CrimSL Director) and Kamari Clarke (Professor, CrimSL and Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies)