Monday, January 04, 2010

Montreal Forum Against Police Violence and Impunity (January 29-30, 2010)

Forum Against Police Violence and Impunity
January 29-31, 2010
Centre communautaire de Parc-Extension
419 rue St-Roch (métro Parc)

FREE. Welcome to all!
(No police, no corporate media)
Childcare available on-site.
Not completely wheelchair accessible;
please get in touch with access needs.

Friday, January 29, 6pm-9pm
Saturday, January 30, 10am-9pm
Sunday, January 31, 10am-6pm


The Forum Against Police Violence and Impunity is a Montreal-based collaborative effort by grassroots social justice activists and community organizers to create a space that will allow for discussion, sharing experiences, and developing strategies in the on-going struggle to live free of police violence.

The most effective way to combat police harassment, profiling and violence is by building meaningful relationships of solidarity and mutual aid in our various campaigns and struggles. Together, we hope to strengthen our movements against police violence and impunity in the here and now, while simultaneously working towards building a future society without police violence.


The Forum will aim to reach out to various groups of people through different formats, including film screenings, musical & spoken-word performances, hands-on skill-sharing sessions, workshops, panel discussions and testimonials.

The following activities, among others, will take place during the Forum:
- Round-table: No Justice, No Peace -- Why People Leave the Police
- Panel: A people’s history of police repression against social movements in Montreal
- “Know your rights” workshop
- Workshop: “At Risk” Youth: At risk from whom? Police profiling of street youth and youth of colour
- "Rude Awakening": Interactive theatre presentation about police violence against people who use drugs
- Skillshare workshop: Writing our rhymes down
- Panel: Never again! Families speak out against police killings and impunity
- Workshop: The gender of police violence
- Skillshare workshop: Making film
- Skillshare workshop: Stenciling & Wheatpasting 101
- Strategizing session: Taking care of our communities: Justice without Police


HOW TO GET INVOLVED?: Endorse the Forum … Promote the Forum … Meet with us … Tell us how you would like to be involved … Contribute ... Volunteer. More details available here:

DOWNLOADS: Colour and black&white posters for the Forum Against Police Violence and Impunity are available for download here:

The Forum Against Police Violence and Impunity is endorsed by:
Action Santé Travesti(e)s et Transsexuel(le)s du Québec (ASTTeQ) * Alfie Roberts Institute * Apatrides Anonymes * Artivistic * Centre des femmes d'ici et d'ailleurs * Citizens' Committee of Park Extension * CKUT (90.3FM) * Coalition contre la repression et les abus policiers (CRAP) * Coalition Justice pour Anas * Collectif opposé à la brutalité policière (COBP) * Groupe de recherche d'intérêt public de l'UQÀM (GRIP-UQÀM) * Head & Hands * Immigrant Workers Centre (IWC) * Jeunesse 2000 * Kabataang Montréal (KM) * McGill Anti-Racist Coalition (MARC) * Missing Justice Collective * Montréal-Nord Républik * Mothers and Grandmothers for Life and Justice * No One Is Illegal-Montreal * Prisoner Correspondence Project * People’s Commission Network * Project X * Q-Team * Quebec Association for the Advocacy and Inclusion of Drug Users (ADDICQ) * Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG)-Concordia * Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG)-McGill * reclaim! (radical environmentalists concerned about the lack of anti-capitalist ideas in the movement) * School of Community and Public Affairs (Concordia) * Solidarity Across Borders * Winnipeg Copwatch


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