Saturday, November 19th
4:00 PM

Andrea Anderson

Jared A. Walker
Dir: Kathleen Foster, 53 min, USA

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.

Guest Speakers:

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.