Post Tagged with: "Black Lives Matter"

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Pride Toronto and Black Lives Matter Toronto find common ground

Multi-coloured smoke drifted lazily through the crowd until it reached the centre of the street where a small group of protesters sat, adorned with leather, glitter, jewels and rainbows. What happened next was a peaceful protest from Black Lives Matter Toronto, halting the Pride parade for 30 long minutes on July 3, 2016. They demanded reform, unity and equal rights.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
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Black Lives Matter Toronto and Pride Toronto working toward a common goal

The Black Lives Matter Toronto movement and Pride Toronto inside and outside of Ryerson are working together. Find out how.

Protest against Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy

Protest against Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy

Jaclyn Tansil Madison Good Thousands of people stood outside Toronto’s U.S. Consulate today to protest American President Donald Trump, Islamophobia and white supremacy. Toronto Police shut down University Avenue from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West, diverting traffic and streetcars. The protest began around 12 p.m. and continued until late-afternoon with people braving the below freezing temperatures to show […]

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PHOTOS: Black Lives Matter rally

Black Lives Matter demonstrators rallied at Toronto Police Headquarters on Friday protesting the Special Investigations Unit’s decision to not charge an officer in the death of Andrew Loku last year. Demonstrators had been camped out in front of police headquarters since March 20. They decided to end their sit-in protest on April 4 after consultations with community members and an impromptu meeting […]

by Andrea Vacl· · News
RyersonianTV: March 30, 2016: Rob Ford’s Funeral, Black Lives Matter Updates, and Marco Muzzo Sentencing

RyersonianTV: March 30, 2016: Rob Ford’s Funeral, Black Lives Matter Updates, and Marco Muzzo Sentencing

RyersonianTV is a newscast produced by the School of Journalism’s masthead class. Watch us live, Wednesday to Friday, at noon EST.

(Courtesy Hongen Nar)

‘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
(Courtesy of Rodney Diverlus via Black Lives Matter Toronto)

Black Lives Matter protesters say they were pushed, shoved by police

A peaceful demonstration turned violent last night when protesters clashed with Toronto police about the recent decision to not charge an officer, who fatally shot a black man in his apartment last summer. The protest started in Nathan Phillips Square on March 20 and moved outside of the Toronto police headquarters the following night, where protesters clashed with police. Approximately […]

by Kelsey Rambaran· · News, Off Campus
Toronto police cruiser parked downtown Toronto. (Courtesy Wikimedia Commons)

Police carding affects racialized students on university campuses, activists say

Despite a suspension of carding across the city, it is still occurring and students of colour are disproportionately affected, says Black Lives Matter Toronto activist.

by Melinna Miranda· · News
Panellists on stage at Regent Park FIlm Festivals 
(Photos courtesy of Melissa Myers)

Film Festival for a community in crisis

The 13th annual Regent Park Film Festival looks at issues within the neighbourhood.

by Melissa Myers· · Arts & Life, Film & Television
Social Justice Week Recap: Sandy Hudson calls out the ‘white student union’ poster

Social Justice Week Recap: Sandy Hudson calls out the ‘white student union’ poster

The Ryersonian recaps #BlackLivesMatter coverage for Social Justice week. [View the story “Social Justice Week Recap: Sandy Hudson calls out the “white student union”” on Storify]

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