Join us November 1st for CCPA-Nova Scotia's Annual Fundraising Gala! The evening will include a talk by bestselling author Robyn Maynard. Maynard will attend to Canada's stark history of the surveillance and punishment of Black lives in Canada, with attention to recent issues in Halifax and Nova Scotia. She will offer alternatives and highlight past, present and future freedom-making strategies toward ending racial and gendered injustice.
Date: Friday November 1st, 2019
Time: Doors open at 6:00pm with a cash bar. Dinner served at 7:00pm.
Location: Mount Saint Vincent University, Multipurpose Room of the Rosaria Building located at 166 Bedford Hwy, Halifax, NS. Free parking is available in the parking lot outside.
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About the speaker
Robyn Maynard is the author of Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present (Fernwood 2017). The book, her first, is a national bestseller in its third printing. It was designated as one of the "best 100 books of 2017" by the Hill Times, and is the winner of the 2017 Errol Morris Book Award. It was also shortlisted for an Atlantic Book Award and is currently a finalist for the Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction and the Concordia University First Book Prize. This work received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, as well as glowing reviews in the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail, Now Toronto, Maclean's, and the Ottawa Citizen. In the words of the Winnipeg Free Press: "“Every Canadian — black, white, Indigenous or otherwise — could benefit from reading Maynard’s frank and thorough assessment of racism in Canada". Helping to create a national conversation on anti-Black racism in Canada, she has been touring the book across Canada to sold-out venues since its release. The book has recently been translated to french for Mémoire d’encrier, and Noires sous surveillance: Esclavage, répression et violence d’État au Canada is now available in stores.
Maynard has published writing in the Washington Post, World Policy Journal, the Toronto Star, the Montreal Gazette and Canadian Women's Studies journal, as well as an essay for Maisonneuve Magazine which won the acclaim of "most-read essay of 2017". Her writing on race, gender, and discrimination is taught widely in universities across Canada and the United States. Her expertise is regularly sought in local, national and international media outlets including The Guardian and the Globe and Mail, and additionally she has spoken before Parliamentary subcommittees and the United Nations Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent.
Additionally, Maynard has a long history of involvement in community activism and advocacy. She been a part of grassroots movements against racial profiling, police violence, detention and deportation for over a decade and has an extensive work history in harm reduction-based service provision.