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No Justice, No Peace! Building Inclusive and Safe Cities | Panel Discussions and Screening

September 21, 2017 @ 5:15 pm - 9:00 pm


Presented by the Urban Studies Program at Innis College and the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies.

A screening of the documentary short It Takes A Riot: Race, Rebellion, Reform and a pair of panels of academics and community leaders exploring the on-going challenges and structures that perpetuate conditions of inequality, uneven security and other elements of injustice, while also highlighting the work that is being done (and has been done) in neighborhoods and communities towards more justice and more peace.

  • Thursday, September 21
  • 5:15 pm light refreshments provided
  • 5:30 pm main event
  • 8:00 pm networking reception
  • Innis town Hall, 2 Sussex Ave
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It Takes A Riot was directed by Howard Grandison and co-produced by Grandison, Simon Black, and Idil Abdillahi with funding from the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project at Ryerson University and the Social Justice Research Institute at Brock University. 

Community groups represented include Black Lives Matter, Zero Gun Violence Movement, Black Creek Community Farm, Aboriginal Legal Services, and the migrant sex workers’ organization Butterfly.

Faculty panelists include Simon Black (Centre for Labour Studies, Brock Univ.), Akwasi Owusu-Bempah (Dept. of Sociology, UTM), David Roberts (Urban Studies, U of T), and Mariana Valverde (Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies, U of T)


September 21, 2017
5:15 pm - 9:00 pm
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