July 14, 2011

Copwatch Conference

The International Copwatch Conference will take place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, 
on July 22, 23 and 24.

A kick off to the 2nd International Copwatching Conference:
Wednesday, July 20 · 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
2nd Floor, 91 Albert St. 

This documentary by Alanis Obomsawin about Mohawk resistance to neo-colonialism in Quebec is a classic. 

The cost is sliding scale ($5 recommended) 
We also have popcorn, candy and pop for sale. 
Money raised goes toward the organizing costs.

Launch of The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation
by Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile
Mondragon Cafe and Bookstore, 91 Albert St.
Thursday, July 21 · 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Gary Kinsman will also be giving two presentations during the conference.

Selected for the 2011 Over the Rainbow Book List, The Canadian War on Queers explores how from the 1950s to the late 1990s, the state spied on, interrogated, and harassed gays and lesbians in Canada. 

Gary Kinsman and Patrizia Gentile disclose forms of resistance that raise questions about just whose security was being protected. 

Unless otherwise noted, the event will take place at
University of Winnipeg 515 Portage Ave. 

Friday, July 22
Keynote Address by Leslie Spillet: An examination of policing as an instrument to advance the colonial project
9:00 am

Dance Party and Art Auction
Negative Space 253 Princess St. 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 23
Keynote Address by Kristian Williams: Making Copwatch Matter
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Panel Discussions and Workshops
10:45 am - 6:15 pm 

Sunday, July 24
Keynote Address by Andrea Ritchie: Resisting Racialized Policing of Gender and Sex
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

Panel Discussions and Workshops
9:00 am - 12:15 pm & 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm 

For many people who have experienced police misconduct and violence, the presence of law enforcement officials will make it an inaccessible event. 
For this reason this conference is open to anyone except law enforcement officials.

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