Toronto Baha’I Centre
288 Bloor Street West
Toronto, ON M5S 1V8
Thursday, 25 June 2015 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)
About the event
Policing in Ontario is under the microscope and the Mayor’s recent announcement denouncing the practice could not have come at a more critical time. Pressure culminating from both community activists and prominent politicians has resulted in both the Toronto Police Services Board and, most recently, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional services to review and standardize policing practices. Join the African Canadian Legal Clinic’s Anthony Morgan and 2014 City Council candidate Idil Burale for a thoughtful discussion of what this may mean for the future of community engagement in policing, and police oversight moderated by Couchiching Conversation host Filsun Mahamed.
About Anthony Morgan and Idil Burale
Anthony Morgan is the Policy and Research Lawyer at the African Canadian Legal Clinic. Committed to social justice and serving the principles of equity, civic engagement, and multiculturalism, he was one of 12 people to be officially recognized as a Black History Month Laureate by Quebec’s Roundtable on Black History Month.
Idil Burale is a current Associate for the Mars Solutions lab. She is an experienced advocate and frequent commentator on urban issues who has been featured on print, radio and TV. Having been an advisor on various civic issues; specifically community safety, she has worked tirelessly over the last few years to strengthen the relationship between the Police and her community of Etobicoke.
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