Community Responses to Criminalization and Police Targeting of the Poor
VANDU, SOLID (Victoria), Committee to End Homelessness (Victoria), Critical Criminology Working Group (Kwantlen University), Western Aboriginal Harm Reduction Society, BC/Yukon Association of Drug War Survivors
Friday, 28 November 2014 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
*** To register to participate as a grassroots organization of people affected by criminalization and police targeting email: email@example.com
*** To register as a researcher/ activist/ community ally email please use this eventbrite page to secure one of the 30 tickets available. You will be charged $25 at the door (registration fee includes lunch).
About the event:
This day long participatory gathering will be focused on bringing the voices of affected communities to the surface. We are inviting these participating 'on the ground' organizations to present on campaigns and areas of grassroots expertise.
We will also have short invited presentations on relevant areas, such as criminalization and the Mental Health Act, Association of BC Police Chiefs, red zones and administration of justice charges, and organizing in response to police murders and violence.
We hope to end the day with new contacts for a provincial network and ideas for some joint actions to expose and oppose the neoliberal containment state.
Objectives of the convergence:
Expose what’s actually happening on the ground from the perspective of people who are most impacted
Share local picture to build a big picture of changes taking place in policing and criminalization
Share local strategies that work
Begin work towards a provincial network and a national campaign
> identify a priority issue to take on in the coming year.