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Preparing for Arrest in the Context of Political Work

  • Church of St. Stephen in-the-Fields 365 College St Toronto, M5T 2N8 Canada (map)

This in-case-of-arrest workshop will help folks learn to resist the fear of arrest by increasing awareness and knowledge of what it is like to be arrested and face charges in the context of political work. For those who haven’t attended a standard legal workshop we’ll briefly cover our [theoretical] legal rights and common charges, but the focus will centre on the experience of being arrested, navigating jail and the court system, preparing for sentencing and going to jail. We’ll also look at how we can individually and collectively prepare for arrest, what the support process can look like, and why it’s so important. The hope is that by sharing information and demystifying the process individuals will be more prepared and empowered to take action themselves - even when it may involve risk.

The workshop facilitator is a longtime local political organizer with experience going through the process of action to arrest to jail and in supporting others through their legal cases.

Location: St-Stephen-In-The-Fields Church
103 Bellevue Ave, Toronto, ON M5T 2N8
Door at the corner of College and Bellevue

Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Accessibility Information:
- Please come to the workshop scent-free. Please no perfumes, or strongly fragranced body products.
- Snacks provided.
- There is a ramp up to the door, the space is wheelchair accessible including the washrooms.
- There are 2 gender-neutral washrooms on site.

Please let us know if you have any accessibility needs for this meeting and we will do our best to accommodate them.