Peter A Allard School of Law

Anti-Racism and the Law Initiative: Rehearsals for Living


Rehearsals for Living

On Friday, March 11 from 12:30-2pm PT, the Anti-Racism and the Law Initiative (ARLI) will host Robyn Maynard (Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present) and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Noopiming: The Cure for White Ladies), two of Canada’s foremost anti-racist feminist thinkers, in conversation about their forthcoming book, Rehearsals for Living. Written soon after the pandemic began in 2020, Rehearsals for Living is a series of letters written between Maynard and Simpson that explore abolitionist and anti-colonial possibilities during a time of compounding crises: a global pandemic, the climate emergency, extractive capitalism, and structural racism. Maynard’s and Simpson’s conversation will illuminate their unique perspectives on Black and Indigenous liberation that could emerge from the long history of colonization and slavery that have shaped Canadian statehood. This event will be moderated by Dr. Sara Ghebremusse, Assistant Professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law.

Hosted by the ARLI, newly launched by Allard Law professors, with support from the Centre for Law and the Environment, Indigenous Legal Studies, and Centre for Business Law.

  • Centre for Business Law
  • Centre for Law and the Environment
  • Indigenous Legal Studies
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