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Discussion on Legal Resistance and Radical Legal Strategies: Bringing Political Movements into the Courtroom [Vancouver]

  • Spartacus Books 3378 Findlay Street Vancouver, British Columbia V5N 4E7 Canada (map)

Being in jail is a dehumanizing experience, but the jailers rely on prisoner compliance and cooperation. Similarly, the legal system is oppressive and stacked against those it targets, mostly people of color but also political dissidents.

What if there were ways to collectively fight back against dehumanizing incarceration? What if demystifying the legal system could help arrestees mitigate the harm of jail or help defendants bring their struggles for social change into the courtroom? Is it possible that collective legal strategies could actually advance our social movements?

Join Kris Hermes and Irina Ceric at Spartacus Books in Vancouver on September 29th at 6:30pm for a reading and discussion on radical approaches to pushing back against the legal system, using mutual aid and collective action, while building political power.

Hermes is a longtime activist, current mass defense coordinator with the National Lawyers Guild, and author of Crashing the Party: Legacies and Lessons from the RNC 2000 (PM Press).

Ceric is a long time activist, radical lawyer and a founding member of Toronto's Movement Defence Committee. Ceric is now based in unceded Vancouver, where she teaches criminology at Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

The discussion and Q&A will be followed by a book signing.