< Events | Thursday, January 19, 2023

2023 Edwards Memorial Lecture

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On Jan. 19, the Centre for Criminology & Sociolegal Studies at the University of Toronto will host the 24th Annual Edwards Memorial Lecture.

Titled, Family Policing and the Carceral Web: A Call for Abolition, this lecture will be delivered by Professor Dorothy Roberts, a George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. In Torn Apart: How the Child Welfare System Destroys Black Families—and How Abolition Can Build a Safer World, acclaimed legal and social science scholar Dorothy Roberts draws on decades of research and activism to expose the foundational racism of the child welfare system. 

This is a free, in-person lecture but registration is required.

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