Speaking UP 2021

Join us for this series on the second Thursday of each month from 7 pm – 8:15 pm on Zoom. Click on blue dates below to register!

March 11: Tasha Spillett on Raising the Revolution: Reclaiming Indigenous Parenthood

Tasha Spillett is an Afro-Indigenous woman who became a mother at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement + Land Back Movement + COVID-19 Pandemic.  In her time with us she will reflect on becoming a parent as the world continues to shifts around us. 

April 8: Susan Prentice on Universal Childcare: What’s the holdup?

Just one in four Canadian children has access to regulated childcare, despite at least seven decades of advocacy for childcare services. Successive federal governments have promised – and then failed – to establish a national system. What explains why childcare services are so under-developed? What is required to build the system that Canadian women, children, and families need so badly? In short: what’s the hold-up on childcare?

Susan Prentice is Duff Roblin professor of government and professor of sociology at the University of Manitoba. Her research and public sociology focus on social and family policy, with a specialty in childcare. Prentice is a CCPA Manitoba Research Associate. 

May 13: Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land on Defunding the Police: Who defines Safety

What could it look like to defund the Winnipeg Police Service and build alternative capacities in its place? This talk will provide an overview of some of the history, theory, evidence, and community safety practices informing local and global social movement demands to abolish the police.

Bronwyn Dobchuk-Land is Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Winnipeg and a member of Bar None, a local abolitionist organization. She researchers criminal justice policy, community safety and alternatives to policing. Dobchuk-Land is a CCPA Manitoba Research Associate.

Questions about this series or other CCPA-MB related things, please email ccpamb@policyalternatives.ca or call 204-927-3200.