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Black History Month at the UNB Art Centre - Free Lecture by Robyn Maynard-FR

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Posted on Feb 13, 2018

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On Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m., the UNB Art Centre and the Departments of History and English will present a free lecture by Robyn Maynard who will be reading from her new book published by Fernwood Publishing entitled Policing Black Lives:  State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present.  The lecture will be held in the Memorial Hall auditorium.

Robyn Maynard is a Black feminist author, community organizer and public intellectual based in Montréal. She has been a part of movements against racial profiling, police violence, detention and deportation for over a decade and has an extensive background in community work. She has presented before the United Nations, and made numerous presentations across Canada and the United States on  anti-Black racism, gender, criminalization and the lasting legacy of slavery in Canada. Most recently, she is the author of Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present (Fernwood 2017), which has received praise in the Toronto Star, the Montreal Review of Books, and Maclean's magazines, and is already in it's second printing. Her written work has appeared in World Policy Journal, Canadian Women Studies Journal, Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture, and Social Justice, Upping the Anti, the Montreal Review of Books and numerous book anthologies.

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