Reclaiming Our Narratives: Conversations On Gender And Racial Profiling In Toronto

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Women in Toronto Politics says
FREE Event - wheelchair accessible, open to all genders
We ask white folks and cisgender men who attend to actively listen to those who are less often heard
Available: tokens - child minding - food - ASL - gender neutral washrooms - self-care space with active listening and yoga by Brown Girls Yoga and Eleanor Berenson.

We all seem to be talking about racial profiling - from lawyers to police officers; from the media to politicians; from people who are profiled every day to those who have never been subject to the experience. But what aren’t we talking about when we talk about racial profiling?

Join us for a FREE day of discussion on the many ways gender impacts racial profiling. We will highlight the often silenced stories of womxn and their experiences with racial profiling -- whether at the border or in jails, whether it’s the direct experience of being profiled or the indirect experience of parents and supporters of those who are profiled. A full list of speakers will be announced shortly.

This event will reflect and address the unique realities of gender and racial profiling in the Jane-Finch community, so we especially encourage members of this community to attend. It will be the first of a series on gender and racial profiling taking place throughout the city.

In addition to hearing from our speakers, attendees will have opportunities to share their own experiences at the intersection of gender and racial profiling. This event will centre the experiences and voices of racialized womxn. We ask any white folks or cisgender men who attend to keep this in mind and bear witness to voices that are less often heard.

Registration for this free event is required before November 28. Please register at http://surveymonkey.com/r/ReclaimOurNarratives or call (416) 392-3031. Attendees who need child-minding must register by November 23.

Sessions:
10:00am: Keynote
11:00am: Police brutality and incarceration
12:00pm: Border policing
1:00pm: Lunch & free clothing bank provided by Windfall Clothing
2:00pm: Racial profiling and reproductive justice
3:00pm: Youth experiences
4:00pm: Closing plenary: remedies and resistance

Organizers:
Across Boundaries
Andrea Anderson
Anti-Black Racism Network
Canadian Association of Muslim Women in Law
Cassandra Thompson
Harmony Movement
METRAC
Network for the Elimination of Police Violence
Talisha Ramsaroop
Toronto Women’s City Alliance
Women in Toronto Politics
Yanful Law
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By: Women in Toronto Politics

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