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posted by farshad azadian on Oct 16, 2013 - View profile

Toronto

JUNIOR MANON, SAMMY YATIM, AND THE FIGHT AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY

Hosted by Socialist Fightback Campus Club


6:00pm
- 8:00pm
Thursday October 17 2013

Venue: York University, Student Centre
Address: 4700 Keele Street
Cost: Donations Encouraged
Accessibility: Yes

Thu. Oct. 17 @ 6:00pm
Student Centre, Room 307
York University (Keele Campus)

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/170598573135027/

The brutal shooting of 18 year-old Sammy Yatim over the summer, shot nine times by a Toronto police officer (most of the shots were fired when Sammy was already hit and on the ground), created a wave of anger across the country. Mass protests followed within days in the city of Toronto, and many were forced to confront the long-standing issue of police brutality and profiling for the first time. 

On our York University campus, Toronto Police beat to death 18 year-old Junior Manon in 2010. All of the officers were cleared of any wrongdoings in this case. 

The issue of police accountability, profiling and violence is a pressing issue for working class youth, particularly immigrants and racial minorities. How do we take a stand against police brutality? What are the alternatives to current policing system? What is the role of police in capitalist society? 

Join us for a discussion on police brutality and feel free to bring ideas and commentary.

Organized by the Socialist Fightback Club
(Part of our weekly discussion groups/meetings that are held every Thursday)

Questions or comments?
Jahan: 647-448-0980
Christine: 647-638-6470
Farshad: 647-204-5312


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