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July 29, 2021

Cops Out of Care Work: Abolish Long Term Care

This panel will discuss the history of Long Term Care in Canada and the link between carceral policies and healthcare policies such as MAiD, the Triage Protocol, and more. This panel will feature Dr. Amit Arya from the #Justice4LTC movement, journalist Nora Loretto and researcher Megan Linton.

Part of Cops Out of Care Work: A Summer Series

This workshop series brings forward demands to radically rethink our current “care system” by centering disability justice and abolition. The pandemic has foregrounded the urgent need for reimagined care for disabled people. The mass suffering & death within institutions alongside endemic police violence demands collective efforts towards abolition and deinstitutionalization.

Through this series we bring together abolitionists, doctors, community organizers, artists and researchers to unpack the use of police, policing, prisons and cages in our current “care systems”. More importantly, we will draw upon the tools of disability justice to imagine futures where disabled people can flourish together.

We challenge police, prisons, and institutions as “inevitable and permanent feature(s) of our social lives” (Davis, 2003, p.9) and instead demand futures built on interdependence, solidarity, and wholeness.

This series of panels, Cops out of Care Work, will explore themes of carceral ableism and our way forward.