Saturday, November 19th
Jared A. Walker
Profiled knits the stories of mothers of Black and Latin youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful
indictment of racial profiling and police brutality, and places them within a historical context of the roots of
racism in the U.S.
Andrea Anderson is doctoral candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School. Her work is grounded in
anti-Black racism and intersectionality, with a particular focus on policing. Prior to pursuing her
PhD, Andrea worked for a prominent Toronto criminal defence firm. She received a Master of
Laws from Osgoode, earned her Juris Doctor from University of Windsor and her Master of Arts
from the Centre for Criminology, University of Toronto.
Andrea has received numerous of awards and honours, including the Harry W. Arthurs
Fellowship and Justice Nosanchuk Social Justice Fellowship in Criminal Law. She is involved
with organizations that are vocal around issues involving women, gendered and racialized
violence and the administration of the criminal justice system. She has served as a board
member of the Chief Advisory Committee of York Regional Police and as the Treasurer of the
Black Law Students Association of Canada and Osgoode Graduate Law Students’ Association.
Andrea currently sits on the board of directors of Dr. Roz’s Healing Place and is a member of the
Canadian Law and Society Association, American Society of Criminology, and Women Law
Association of Ontario.
Jared A. Walker works as a Communications and PR professional in the non-profit sector, and
has also worked in fundraising and community development for a variety of non-profits and
charities in the Greater Toronto and New York areas. He has similar experience within the
political context gained from working on national and regional campaigns - both political and
grassroots - in the US & Canada, including most notably serving as the NY State Coordinator of
Students for Barack Obama during the 2008 Presidential election.
As a speaker, Jared has engaged audiences around the world on a wide range of issues including
politics, youth mobilization, community building, social innovation, police accountability, racial
justice and engaging men to end violence against women.