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Police Reform in Halifax Panel

February 23, 2021 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/256047809260825/

The Dalhousie Black Law Students Association (DBLSA) and the Dalhousie Public Policy & Law Society (PPLS) are excited to present “Police Reform in Halifax, NS.” This event will be a discussion about how the Black Lives Matter movement that happened this past summer has recharged, reinvigorated or otherwise affected the discussion surrounding police checks and reform in Halifax. Other topics of discussion will include the response to social movements in judicial decision making, and how representation in public policy matters both in research as well as drafting legislation/regulations.Joining us for this conversation are El Jones, Jennifer Taylor and Robert Wright!

About El Jones:

El Jones is a spoken word poet, an educator, journalist and a community activist living in African Nova Scotia. She was the fifth Poet Laureate of Halifax. In 2016, El was a recipient of the Burnley “Rocky” Jones human rights award for her community work in prison justice.

About Jennifer Taylor:

Jennifer Taylor is a Research Lawyer at Steward McKelvey in Halifax, NS. She conducts in-depth legal research in all areas of law and turns complex legal problems into practical advice. She is also a member of the Nova Scotia Policing Working Group.

About Robert S. Wright:

Robert Wright is a Social Worker and Sociologist who works in the fields of education, child welfare, cultural competence, and more. He promotes lasting systemic change through social policy advocacy. His pioneering work with colleagues in cultural competence and conducting cultural assessments has received national attention.

We hope to see you there!

**Zoom details to come!