Activist-authors Desmond Cole and Robyn Maynard speak on race in a changing world on March 12

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      Social-justice activists and authors Desmond Cole and Robyn Maynard will speak as part of the UBC Connects series of online discussions.

      The event, titled Beyond the police state: a conversation with Desmond Cole and Robyn Maynard, will take place on March 12.

      Cole, the author of The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, has spent the last 10 years reporting and commentating on politics and social justice.

      Maynard has a long history of activism toward the abolition of policing, prisons, and borders, and her writing on criminalization, gender, and anti-Black racism is taught widely in universities across North America. She is the author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present.

      The program, copresented by UBC Okanagan, runs from 2:30 to 4 pm Pacific time, and you can register here.