Critical Conversation: Policing Today
June 03 at 7pm
TIFA’s most provocative conversation series returns, exploring thrilling new themes for MOTIVE audiences. Each day of the Festival, authors and industry experts will come together to examine a new facet of the culture and politics that shape the world around us and the books we read.
The role of policing has transformed considerably over time and history, reflecting – or perhaps failing – the changing needs of society. The culture and politics that shape the western world’s police forces is evident in the news we see, the lives we live, and the stories we read every day. In recent years, these stories and lived experiences have prompted a collective call-out for increased transparency and accountability from those who “serve and protect”. This critical conversation will explore the complexities of policing in today’s society, by asking: what role must a 21st century police force serve for individuals and communities? What kind of reform is necessary? Who is being hurt the most? And, how might defunding strategies and non-policing alternatives help establish more effective and equitable policing practices?
Panelists Julius Haag, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Toronto Mississauga; Mohamed Shuriye, Manager, Policing Reform, City of Toronto; and Norman Taylor, Program Director, Global Studies Program for the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police (CACP), will discuss, in moderated conversation guided by Alyshah Hasham (Courts Reporter, Toronto Star).
Date & Time: June 3 at 7pm ET
Where: Studio Theatre in Harbourfront Centre’s main building
Duration: 60 minutes
Ticket prices: $16.50 – Regular; $12.50 – Youth; or Get the All-Access Pass
This series is presented in partnership with the Provocation Ideas Festival.