As Ontario enters their third lockdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has announced that the police now have the authority to approach people outside and require that they provide their home address, and their purpose for not being at their residence. Without a question, this situation is very problematic. To help our community protect themselves when they may potential interact with the police, we will be hosting Danielle H. Morrison’s “Know Your Rights” workshop.
Danielle H. Morrison is a proud member of the Anishinaabeg of Naongashiing. She is the founder of Clan Mother Goods & Apparel, and is a graphic designer, photographer, a lawyer and mother.
“Know Your Rights” is a workshop providing legal information on human rights in police interactions including what to do if you are stopped by police on foot, bike or moving vehicle.
You will learn the differences between being detained or arrested, how your rights change in each scenario, and how BIPOC, Newcomers to Canada, and minors may be uniquely impacted. Information about how to act as a legal observer is also included. This workshop does not provide legal advice, but will engage a question and answer period for clarification of any content delivered.