This #BlackLivesMTL syllabus was inspired by this Black Writing Matters written for the Montreal Review of Books. Special thanks to Sara Spike, Oliver Fugler, Desirée Rochat, and the staff at les Éditions du CIDIHCA. Non-fiction Georges Anglad, Emerson Gouyon, Serge Larose, Kari Levitt, and Victor Piché. “Table ronde sur la recherche caraïbéenne au Anthropologie et Sociétés 8, […]

Let death of Abdirahman Abdi be last of its kind

The bloody and violent death of Abdirahman Abdi at the hands of the Ottawa police last week is emblematic of a Canada-wide crisis surrounding race, mental health and policing. Law enforcement bodies remain a danger to the vulnerable, rife with anti-black racism and a penchant for the escalation of mental health crises. It’s unacceptable and time actions are taken to stop this pattern of abuse.

Montreal Noir and families of persons killed by police reject the Bureau d’enquete independente (BEI)

A joint communique by Montreal Noir and Justice for Victims of Police Killings on how Quebec’s new ‘independent’ police investigations bureau, made up of 14/18 ex-Montreal Police employees; is more of the same. No justice for victims of anti-Black and anti-Indigenous police violence; nor for other victims of racial and social profiling.