Stop carding in Calgary! Discussion with activist Desmond Cole
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Calgary Public Library
Calgary, Alberta, CA
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Join us the evening of July 13 at the Calgary Public Library with journalist and activist Desmond Cole for a talk and panel discussion on carding and racism in Alberta and Canada. We will unpack the pervasive nature of systemic racism and discuss how communities across Canada are resisting oppression.
Indigenous people and people of colour are being disproportionately stopped in the street by police in Alberta, questioned, and having their information recorded, according to data obtained from local police services.
This process is called carding. It is racist systematically violates people’s Charter rights, human rights, and privacy rights.
Here is our opportunity to resist -- the Alberta government and the police commissions have the power to change the policies that are encouraging these discriminatory practices, and together we have the power to convince them to act.
The Calgary Public Library is wheelchair-accessible.
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