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Anti-oppression Freeschool: Justice for Soli, a talk with Yusuf Faqiri | Friday, February 7 @ 6:30pm

The third session of the Anti-Oppression Freeschool, which will take place only on Friday, is a special talk with Yusuf Faqiri. The talk with be taking place on Friday, February 7th, at 6:30pm, in Bagnani Hall, Traill College (210 London St.). Find more about the event here, or read more from the organizers below.

The Anti-Oppression Freeschool is a community education series hosted by Food Not Bombs, in partnership with Aging Activisms and the Peterborough Independent Podcasters, and endorsed by a number of other community groups and organizations.

From the organizers:

"Join us as we kick off our ableism focused freeschool with a special talk with Yusuf Faqiri. Yusuf, his family and his community are seeking justice for Soleiman Faqiri, who was killed by guards on December 15, 2016 while in custody at an Ontario correctional facility in Lindsay. Soleiman lived with schizophrenia and was awaiting a bed in treatment at the time of his brutal death. The Faqiri family are looking for answers and deserve to know how this could have happened to their beloved son and brother. Please join us in seeking justice for Soleiman. www.facebook.com/justiceforsoli/"

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Dr. May Chazan, Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Gender and Feminist Studies at Trent University.

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