Jump-start your mind and heart
Join your peers at UBC Connects for Students, for a unique opportunity to connect with some of the world’s most esteemed thought leaders in an intimate and interactive setting. UBC connects the dots — and people — to shed light on the world’s most pressing issues.
Desmond Cole and Robyn Maynard
This special event for UBC students will provide an opportunity to connect with Desmond Cole and Robyn Maynard during an interactive question and answer session.
This event will take place on March 12, 2021
1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Presented in partnership with UBC Okanagan
About the Speakers:
Desmond Cole is a journalist, activist and author. He has spent the last 10 years reporting and commentating on politics and social justice. He is especially interested in the struggle for Black liberation within Canada. Cole’s work includes 10 years of local and national news coverage, five years of radio broadcasting at Newstalk 1010, a disruptive opinion column with the Toronto Star and an award-winning magazine feature. His first book is the national #1 bestseller The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power.
Robyn Maynard is a Toronto-based writer and the author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present. Her writing on policing, criminalization, gender and anti-Black racism is taught widely in universities across North America.
Maynard has a long history of activism toward the abolition of policing, prisons, and borders. Most recently she is the author of toolkit called “Building the World We Want: A Roadmap to police-free futures in Canada”, and the forthcoming Rehearsals for Living, an epistolary collection co-authored with Leanne Betasamosake Simpson (Knopf Canada, 2022).