Commemorate the Yonge Street Uprising on May 4

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Come out and commemorate the 24th anniversary of the Yonge Street Uprising that took place on 4 May 1992. The event starts at 6:00PM on May 4.

We will be facilitating a discussion on the relevance of the Yonge Street Uprising to the present experience of police/state violence, social neglect and the general economic exploitation of racialized working-class communities in Toronto. 

We are going to examine the experience of that youth-led rebellion and the lessons that must be drawn from it by today's organizations and movements that are organizing or mobilizing oppressed peoples for liberation.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

TIME: 6:00 - 8:00PM

WHERE: Yorkgate Mall, 1 Yorkgate Blvd, Toronto
Seneca College in Yorkgate Mall (north west corner of Jane Street and Finch Avenue)
Room 218/219 (2nd floor of the mall)

Free public event 

Refreshments and childcare provided

Let's have a frank talk on neighbourhood uprisings in response to police violence, economic exploitation, racism and resistance in Toronto:

How are uprisings and resistance criminalized in neighbourhoods and the wider society by the state and its police?

What actions should we take to protect ourselves from police violence and economic exploitation?

What was the social climate that inspired the Afrikan youth-led Yonge Street Uprising and what were some of the achievements of this rebellion?

What lessons should we draw from the Yonge Street Uprising in our struggle for freedom, justice and a liberated society?

How would we situate the Yonge Street Uprisng in the debate about organizing for liberation and mobiling people for events or public spectacles?