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[OPIRG-EVENTS] Oct.3-5 - Teach-In: Whose police? Our police!




 Whose police? Our police!
         Citizen power, community control   -   An Ottawa Teach-In

 The Issues: 
In everyday life, citizens may face police who treat them
arbitrarily, even with violence. What recourse do we have?

 Questions : 
What should the community expect of the police? How do we hold
them accountable? What recourse do we have?

 The Teach-in: 
Over three days, community leaders, experts, and participants will examine:
 What we expect of police - the law, policy, community, roles 
          and the media;
 Best practices - citizen expectations & empowerment;
 Networking and action - building community action and influence on 
          our policing.
. Speakers confirmed include: Judy Rebick, John Sewell and John Baglow.

 When?  Fri. October 3 (evg), Sat. 4th (all day), Sun. 5th (a.m.)

 The Approach: 
 Three keynote speakers, informal discussion, reception (Friday)
 Two panels - issues and best practices (Saturday)
 Focus groups on major questions (Saturday)
 Reporting and discussion for action (Sunday)
 Networking, social (throughout)

 Who are the organizers?   The Ottawa Witness Group, a volunteer community
association that audits police behaviour

 Is there a cost?   Donations according to means are welcome

 Contact us at:  < witnessgroup@rogers.com> to indicate interest, for
location and other final details.

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