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Fighting Police/State Violence from Oakland to Toronto

Two Black August events


7:00pm
Friday August 15 2014
- 7:00pm
Saturday August 16 2014

Venue: Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto
Address: 252 Bloor Street West (next to the St. George subway station); Room 5-170 (on the 5th floor)
Cost: Free event (Donations accepted)
Accessibility: Yes
The Pan-African Solidarity Network (University of Toronto)

presents

Two Black August Events:

PUBLIC SCREENING OF "FRUITVALE STATION" & DISCUSSION ON EXPLORING STRATEGIES AND TACTICS ON ORGANIZING AGAINST POLICE AND STATE VIOLENCE

“The film [Fruitvale Station] tells the story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old from Hayward, California and his experiences on the last day of his life, before he was fatally shot by BART Police in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 2009.” – Wikipedia

WHERE: 252 Bloor Street West (next to the St. George subway station); Room 5-170 (on the 5th floor)

WHEN: Friday, August 15, 2014

TIME: 7:00 – 9:30PM

FREE PUBLIC EVENT (Donations accepted)
Refreshments on sale

Free childcare provided (must request it 48 hours before the event - August 13th)

For further information, contact us@: eliminatepoliceviolence@gmail.com

SATURDAY, AUGUST 16, 2014 – BOOK LAUNCH, BOOK-SIGNING & DISCUSSION with Thandisizwe Chimurenga

Theme: "State Sanctioned Violence: The Historic War on Black Bodies"

You are invited to the Toronto launch of the recently published book "No Doubt: The Murder(s) of Oscar Grant" by author Thandisizwe Chimurenga! The book is available for purchase and signing by Thandisizwe.

Thandisizwe Chimurenga is an award-winning, freelance journalist based in Los Angeles, CA. She has been a writer and creator or co-creator of media (newspapers, cable TV, radio) for over 20 years, and her community activism has ranged from electoral organizing; anti-police terror work; freedom for political prisoners and prisoners of war; to organizing against violence against women.

I. Abdillahi, Police Violence, Racism and the Mentally Distressed: Justice Frank Iacobucc’s Report

Kabir Joshi, Organizing the Community to Fight Police Violence

WHERE: 252 Bloor Street West (next to the St. George subway station); Room 5-160 (on the 5th floor)

WHEN: Saturday, August 16, 2014

TIME: 7:00 – 9:30PM

FREE PUBLIC EVENT (Donations accepted)

Refreshments on sale

Free childcare provided (must request it 48 hours before the event - August 13th)

For further information, contact us@: eliminatepoliceviolence@gmail.com

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/632014940230302/

 

 

 

 

Organizer:eliminatepoliceviolence@gmail.com

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