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‘Black Lives Matter is here to stay’

Tuesday marked the tenth day that Black Lives Matter – Toronto (BLMTO) was camped outside the Toronto police headquarters in what they’ve dubbed “#BLMTOTentCity,” demanding charges be laid against the police officer who fatally shot a black man last summer. BLMTO has released a list of demands, including that the Ontario Special Investigations Unit (SIU) release the name of the […]

by Hannah Logan· · News, On Campus
Yusra Ali (left),co-creator of Black Lives Matter TO, Kimalee Phillips (middle), Network for the Elimination of Police Violence, Alicia Garza (right), Co-creator of #BlackLivesMatter

Activism burnout and self-care in Toronto’s Black Lives Matter movement

On a cool Wednesday evening, in a small auditorium at the University of Toronto’s Multi-Faith Centre, a group of primarily 20-somethings quietly make their way inside. While people begin to fill the auditorium with chatter, Alicia Garza, one of the co-creators of the Black Lives Matter movement, walks to the front of the room along with Yusra Ali, Black Lives Matter Toronto […]

by Yasmine Mathurin· · Features
Alok Mukherjee, former Toronto Police Services board chair, is now a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson. (Supplied)

Former Toronto police board chair Mukherjee joins Ryerson panel on police brutality

Two months after Black Lives Matter activists crashed Alok Mukherjee’s final Toronto Police Services board meeting, the former police board chair is starting his new role at Ryerson with an appearance on a panel addressing the anti-police brutality movement. Mukherjee stepped down from the board in August after 10 years as chair, and is now a distinguished visiting professor for the criminology […]

by Anna Chorazyczewski· · News, On Campus