THE UPRISING: Journeys of Resistance in our communities included a workshop ‘Know Your Rights Against Police Brutality’ that was presented by Gary Pieters, President of Urban Alliance on Race Relations, at the UTSC Black History Month Conference on Saturday, March 1st, 2014, 10:30 am.
is the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus Student Union (SCSU) Racialized Student Collective Black History Month Conference with a keynote address by Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, author and public commentator for his first appearance in Canada!
The purpose of the Conference, presented by the SCSU’s Racialized Students Collective, is to provide a safe, positive and inclusive space in which UTSC students and community members can engage in important and critical conversations about race and how it intersects which systems of oppression such as class, sexuality, gender, ability etc. This space will interrogate the ways in which institutions, systems/structures and everyday practices situate, race through an intersectional framework in dynamics that inform power and privilege contextualized by colonial history in Western Society and the impacts this has on racialized communities.
The conference will be featuring workshops and expert facilitated discussions from members of UARR, Lost Lyrics, METRAC, Stolen from Africa and many more on topics such as “Know Your Rights against police brutality”; “Being LGBTQ in Black Communities”; “Hip-Hop as Resistance: The Political Voice of the Marginalized Sector”; “Disabilities in Black Communities”; Controlling Images of Black Womanhood.
9:00-9:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast (AA Building Foyer)
9:45 – 10:15 AM: Opening Remarks IC 130
10:30 – 12:00 PM: 1st Round of Workshops: The Shadiest Truth About You, Know Your Rights Against Police Brutality, Fight the Power: Tracing Black Activism in history (IC Building Classrooms)
12:00 – 12:45 PM: Lunch & Networking (IC ATRIUM)
1:00 – 2:30 PM: 2nd Round of Workshops:Disabilities in Black Communities, Controlling Images of Black Womanhood , Being LGBT in Black Communities (IC Building Classrooms)
2:30 – 2:45 PM : Transition Break (IC ATRIUM)
3:00 – 4:30 PM: 3rd Round of Workshops: Hip Hop as Resistance: The Political Voice of the Marginalized Sector, Politics of Livelihood in the hood: Drugs, Money and Prison Industrial Complex, Eyo Ma let me Holla at you IC Building Classrooms)