"Towards Black and Indigenous Futures on Turtle Island: A Conversation" in Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada, 75-94
The killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012 by a white assailant inspired the Black Lives Matter movement, which quickly spread outside the borders of the United States. The movement’s message found fertile ground in Canada, where Black activists speak of generations of injustice and continue the work of the Black liberators who have come before them.
Until We Are Free contains some of the very best writing on the hottest issues facing the Black community in Canada. It describes the latest developments in Canadian Black activism, organizing efforts through the use of social media, Black-Indigenous alliances, and more.
"Until We Are Free busts myths of Canadian politeness and niceness, myths that prevent Canadians from properly fulfilling its dream of multiculturalism and from challenging systemic racism, including the everyday assaults on black and brown bodies. This book needs to be read and put into practice by everyone. " —Vershawn Young, author of Your Average Nigga: Performing Race, Literacy, and Masculinity and co-author of Other People's English: Code Meshing, Code Switching, and African American Literacy
Robyn Maynard is Banier Scholar at the University of Toronto, holding a Faculty of Arts & Science Top Doctoral (FAST) fellowship.
Other publications from this author include:
- Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present (2017)
- "Fighting words with wrongs? How Canadian anti-trafficking crusades have failed sex workers, migrants, and Indigenous communities" in Atlantis: Critical Studies in Gender, Culture & Social Justice (2015)
- "Accommodate this! A feminist and anti-racist response to the 'Reasonable Accommodation' hearings in Quebec" in Canadian Women's Studies (2009)