ICCJ’s Kanika Samuels-Wortley is participating in a Black History Month Panel with Wilfrid Laurier University.
Here in Canada – as a sign of the country’s willingness to confront issues of anti-black racism – we have witnessed two noticeable outcomes in the aftermath of George Floyd’s death. First, there has been a noticeable move to create EDI offices/units/roles in many Canadian institutions. Second, many of these same institutions have begun collecting race-based statistics that are said to help influence policies and practices moving forward. This panel discusses how these current initiatives are taking place within the realm of Canadian policing with consideration paid to the challenges associated with the same from an academic, empirical, or institutional level. Q & A session will follow.
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