This Friday, head to A Different Booklist (777 Bathurst St) for the Toronto book launch of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the President by Black feminist author and activist Robyn Maynard and the launch of the 2016/2017 Freedom School Workbook by BLMTO Organizer and Educator Leroi Newbold and Illustrator Janine Carrington. Presented by #BLMTO, the launch will feature a reading from both books, plus art, food, and Freedom School children’s programming. 

Policing Black Lives provides readers with the first comprehensive account of nearly four hundred years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization and punishment of Black lives in Canada. The Freedom School Workbook helps to form the curriculum of Freedom School, which will run during the summer and provide free, high-quality programming for Black kids. It will give them an opportunity to build community with other Black children for a common purpose of liberation – and how to treat yourself, and your peers, like your Black life matters.

Learn more here.