Three forums responding to Liza Balkan's Out the Window. Three essential conversations, grounded in the lived experiences of Torontonians that are relevant far beyond the city's limits. Join us to learn what's really going on and how we can be catalysts for change, together.
We've seen the headlines: an encounter between the police and a citizen turns aggressive and ends in tragedy. There are too many cracks in the relationship between police and the people whom they have vowed to protect. This forum will look for real answers to hard questions. Are our police receiving the training they need to respond in the moment? Does modern policing practice reflect the realities of contemporary Toronto? Why does the justice system so often leave us questioning its definition of justice and the apparent absence of accountability?
John Sewell, former mayor of Toronto and member of the Toronto Police Accountability Coalition, is one member of this forum convened to consider the current status of police training, the justice system, and what we can do to build a more supportive society.