This section outlines selected panels, workshops and trainings, media interviews and citations, and other speaking engagements.
Causerie publique avec Albert Woodfox et Robert King des Angola 3, Host and Facilitator, March 17, 2017
The Violence of Detention: Borders, Security, and the Search For Refugee Simon Fraser University – Vancouver, BC. March 31, 2017.
Canada’s Drug Future’s Forum, Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation – Ottawa, ON. April 3 – 5, 2017
Presentation, “Fearing the Black Body: A Panel Discussion on Gender, Violence, Misrepresentation and Resistance” at Concordia University, February 2017.
Guest lecturer, “Black women and State Violence”, in introduction to the African Diaspora at University of Illinois, Prof. Erik McDuffie, Fall 2016.
Keynote Presentation, “All Hands on Deck : a conversation between #Blacklivesmatter activist and artist Damon Davis and Robyn Maynard” Culture Shock 2016, in collaboration with Howl Arts Collective, co-presented by CKUT 90.3FM.
UN Working Group on People of African Descent – Presentation by Robyn Maynard on racial profiling and the criminal justice system.
Sick in the City: The streets as disease and as cure. University of the Streets, featuring McGill epidemiology professor emeritus Abby Lippman, physician Baijayanta Mukhopadhyay activist and educator Robyn Maynard. (October 2016)
Panel Discussion: Organizing Around Anti-Black Racism, featuring Robyn Maynard (Montreal Noir), Leroi Newbold (Black Lives Matter – Toronto) and RJ Pate (Black lives matter – Ottawa), September, 2016
Training: Anti-racist street-based outreach, Indigenous and Two Spirit Women’s Harm Reduction Collective, Summer 2016.
Invited speaker: Black Lives Matter solidarity demonstration, March 2016.
Guest lecturer: Critical Race Feminism at McGill University, Winter 2016.
Panel participant: Black History Month Panel: Do All Lives Matter? at Dawson College, Feb. 22nd 2016.
Panel participant on Harm Reduction in Canada: Canadian Students for Sensible Drug Policy – McGill University, March 2016.
Keynote panelist: Qouleur 2015. Two-Spirited activists and LGBTTQ activists of colour discuss the role of emotions in their social justice work and in the broader communities to which they claim belonging. Mai Gallery, August 17th, 2015.
Panel Moderator: Prisons, Policing, and Identities. Study in Action! at Concordia University. Sunday, March 22nd, 2015.
Workshop: Fighting Back! Violence Against Racialized Sex Workers, at INCITE! Beyond the State: Inciting Transformative Possibilities. Color of Violence. Chicago, IL, March 26-29th, 2015.
Closing Speaker: “Unwanted Populations: What can we do when the law is only used to hurt?”, Law Faculty of McGill University, 2015.
Panelist: “Advocacy Journalism”, McGill University, 2015.
Panelist: “Carceral Feminism/10 months in an immigration jail”, QPIRG Concordia, Month Against Prisons, 2015.
Training: “Sex work and gendered violence: realities” (Stella) Volunteers for Sexual Assault Centre of McGill’s Student Society (SACOMMS), 2014.
Training: “Realities of violence against women in the sex industry, and how to support survivors of violence” (Stella). Co-presented with Anita Schoepp at Native Friendship Centre, for health service providers and outreach workers in Downtown Montreal, 2014.
Presentation: “Sex work and the law” (Stella). McGill University, McGill Community Engagement Day, 2014.
Presentation: Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights at Parliament Hill on Bill C-36, 2014.
Presentation: “STI Prevention in a Prison Context; Stella’s perpsective”. 2nd Annual HIV/AIDS: Impacts on Individuals, Families and Communities Conference. Co-presented with Anita Schoepp, 2014.
Consultation: “Realities of sex workers, disctinction between sex work and human trafficking” (Stella). Canadian Women’s Foundation Task Force on Trafficking of Women and Girls in Canada, 2014.
Panelist: “The Other Abolitionists”. 15th International Conference on Penal Abolition, Ottawa, 2014.
Panelist: “Prostitution Laws: Whats After Decriminalization”. Concordia University. With Terri-Jean Bedford, Sarah Mah, 2014.
Panelist: “Sex Work After Bedford: Legal Reform in Canada”, University of Ottawa and Carleton. With Catheline Healey (New Zealand Prostitute’s Collective) and Valerie Scott (Sex Professionals of Canada), 2014.
Presentation: Myths and Realities on Sex Trafficking and Sex work. Mcgill United Nations Women’s Working Group, 2014.
Invited Speaker: HIV/AIDS Course, Concordia University, 2014.
Speaker: Montreal Book Launch of Harsha Walia’s Border Imperialism, 2013.
Invited Speaker, Social Science Festival, Vanier College, 2013.
Featured interview, Twice Removed: Double Punishment and Racial Profiling in Canada, Documentary by Lillian Boctor, 2013.
“Sex Workers and Policing,” Workshop, International Copwatching Conference, Winnipeg, 2011.
“Immigration, Racial Profiling, and the Police”, Workshop, International Copwatching Conference, Winnipeg, 2011.
Co-organized Forum Against Police Violence and Impunity, Facilitated workshop “At Risk” Youth: At risk from whom? Police profiling of street youth and youth of colour” 2010.
Animated “Know your rights” workshops for racialized youth at numerous community centers around NDG burrough, 2010.
Presented to the Quebec Human Rights Commission on Racial Profiling, 2010.
Presentation at the 9th Annual Critical Race and Anti-Colonial Studies Conference, organized by the Researchers and Academics of Colour For Equality (R.A.C.E.) network, June 2009.
Feminist Responses to the Bouchard-Taylor Commission – Symposium at McGill Centre for Research and Teaching on Women with co-panelists Alia Al-Saji, McGill University; Nancy Burrows, Fédération des femmes du Québec; Emilie Connolly and Robyn Maynard, Accommodate This!; Samaa Elibyari, Canadian Council of Muslim Women; Louise Langevin, Université Laval; Gada Mahrouse, Concordia University; Tess Tesalona, Immigrant Workers Center; and Daniel Weinstock, Université de Montréal. 2008.
CBC News, Montreal police officer charged in fatal shooting of Bony Jean-Pierre in 2016 drug bust, May 24, 2017
The Concordian. The Fight Against Black Gendered Racism in Canada March 7, 2017
CBC News, Montreal police’s mistake in reporting teen’s death racially based, activists say, November 23, 2016.
Black Talk on CKUT Radio, part of CKUT’s all-day Black History Month event by the McGill Black Students Union, February 15, 2016
CBC Daybreak; anti-Black racism in Montreal and the death of Black Haitian man Bony Jean-Pierre, April 7, 2016
Montreal Gazette, Activists groups make demands ahead of Montreal North byelection, April 20, 2016
CBC News, Montreal North mayoral candidates need to address ‘anti-Black racism,’ activists say. , April 20, 2016
Vice Magazine, Two police shootings, 8 Years Apart, one fed-up Montreal borough April 21, 2016
CJAD with Montreal Noir members, May 3rd, 2016
CBC News, TV, 6’clock news March 2016
Montreal Gazette, Ex-cops dominate new agency that investigates police shootings, June 27, 2016
APTN; New police watchdog in Quebec criticized for lack of diversity , June 20th 2016
CBC News, Quebec’s independent investigation unit called out for lack of diversity, June 28 2016
CBC News, Montrealers gather to mark death of Ottawa man following violent arrest, July 29, 2016
CBC News, Radio noon, on Colin Kaepernick,#KeithLamontScott and anti-Black violence, September 24, 2016
Canada’s New Law is Forcing Onto Streets and Into Harms Way, The Nation, January 2015
Law vs. Lust, Maisonneuve Magazine, September 2015
Prostitution Laws: 7 Voices from the Field, CBC News, July 2014
Federal Bill C-36 will endanger sex trade workers, says group, CTV Montreal, 2014
Connecting the Dots: The Influence of Racism and Colonialism on Police Violence, The Link Newspaper, 2014
Is Canada’s New Sex Work Law Unconstitutional? The Nation, 2014
Cops to focus on pimps, not prostitutes. The Montreal Gazette, 2014
Sex workers march ahead of landmark Supreme Court hearing on prostitution, The Globe and Mail, 2013
Red light greenlight: Sex work at the brink of legalization, The Halifax Coast, 2013
Sex trade workers take to the streets, Winnipeg Free Press, 2013
North American Day to Stop Police Brutality and Repression, Speak Magazine, 2011