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Race & Justice in Toronto

Thu, Jan 30/14 – 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Room 103 | FitzGerald Building, 150 College Street

Gary Pieters

Gary Pieters is President of Toronto’s Urban Alliance on Race Relations.  He is also currently Co-Chair of the Embracing Hope Building Community (a project of 30 community groups), a member of the steering committee for the Ontario Common Front Assembly (of the Ontario Federation of Labour-Community Alliance), and Editor of the Canadian Black Heritage in the Third Millennium Website.

  Previous posts, among many, are with UNAIDS, the Multilingual Community Interpreter Services, DiverseCity Voices, the Canadian Olympic Committee, The Canadian Race Relations Foundation, and the TCHC Advisory Committee n Children and Youth Services. Gary Pieters has contributed to a large number of op eds and other articles in news publications, has given 24 presentations as a speaker and conference participant in recent years, and has won numerous awards.

Scot Wortley

Dr. Wortley is a Professor at the Centre for Criminology and Socio-legal Studies, University of Toronto, where he currently Graduate Coordinator, is the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Criminology, Woodsworth College.  In 2001 he was appointed the Justice and Law Domain Leader at the Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Settlement (CERIS).  In 2007, he was appointed by Metropolis to the position of National Priority Leader for research on Justice, Policing and Security.  Professor Wortley has also served as the Research Director for the Toronto District School Board’s School Community Safety Advisory Panel and the Ontario Government’s Roots of Youth Violence Inquiry. Among his current research projects are studies on immigration and crime, racial perceptions of  justice in Toronto, and police racial profiling.

All Welcome, 6:30-8:30pm

Room 103, FitzGerald Building

150 College Street (Near Queens Park Subway)

This is a free event.

Participants are asked to RSVP via Eventbrite at:

A rush line will be available for non-ticket holders.

Sponsored by the Global Cities Institute

This series of public forums will address some sources of injustice in Toronto and propose ways to make the city more just. In each event, an academic scholar has been paired with a city activist.

Upcoming Justice in Toronto Lectures include:

February 27, 2014

Justice in Housing

Derek Ballantyne

David Hulchanski

March 27, 2014

Employment & Justice in Toronto

Ratna Omidvar

Patricia Landolt

April 17, 2014

Education & Justice in Toronto

Annie Kidder

George Dei