Community Forum & Publication Launch for Out of Sight

Out of Sight: Policing Poverty in Victoria
Coast and Strait Salish Territories
Community Forum & Research Publication Launch

The Vancouver Island Public Interest Research Group invites you to a publication launch, panel and discussion featuring community members, street interviewers, researchers & students.

Thursday, November 10th, 2011|
Victoria Public Library Meeting Room,
735 Broughton Street
6:30 – 8:30 pm

Everyone welcome – Wheelchair accessible – Light supper

How do policing and the criminal justice system touch the lives of people who are street-involved? Are there reports of racial and social profiling in Victoria? How is public space policed? What role do policing and the courts play in addressing poverty? What needs to change? And how can we do something about? Come bring your questions and ideas to an evening discussion with street interviewers, organizers and researchers from the “Out of Sigh: Policing Poverty in Victoria” project.

About the research project

“Out of Sight: Policing Poverty” is a community research project that takes a close look at how policing and the criminal justice system intersect with the lives of street-involved people in Victoria, Coast and Straits Salish Territories. Through over 100 peer interviews, the project opens a space for the experiences and perspectives of street-involved people to take center-stage in our communities’ efforts to build a better understanding of policing, criminal justice and poverty.

Bus tickets available for those who need them – Please contact us in advance if you have childcare needs (research@vipirg.ca or 250-472-4386 or 250-472-5170)

Report is published

To see the full publication please see Out of Sight: Policing Poverty in Victoria, Coast and Straits Salish Territories.

Written by Meghan Jezewski 

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