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Robyn Maynard

Robyn Maynard

Robyn Maynard is a bestselling author, community organizer and public intellectual based in Montréal. She has been a part of grassroots movements against racial profiling, police violence, detention and deportation for over a decade and has an extensive background in community work. Her expertise is regularly sought in local and national media outlets; she has presented before Senate committees and the United Nations, and made numerous presentations on anti- Black racism, gender, criminalization and the lasting legacy of slavery in Canada. Most recently, she is the author of Policing Black Lives: State violence in Canada from slavery to the present. Her writing has appeared in theToronto Star, World Policy Journal, Canadian Women Studies Journal, Atlantis, Upping the Anti, the Montreal Review of Books and numerous book anthologies. She can be found on social media on Facebook @PolicingBlackLives and Twitter @PolicingBlack

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