COVID-19 has opened up basic questions on how society organizes food, shelter, work and health, It has also shown all the ways migrants, BIPOC, poor and working class people are criminalized by laws, from immigration laws and work restrictions, to social distancing laws and stigmatization, etc and how these pre-existing problems have been intensified by the COVID crisis.
-Sarom Rho is an organizer at the Migrant Workers Alliance for Change, leading the Migrant Students United project, and organizes with Foodsters United on the Justice for Foodora Couriers unionization drive.
-Krisna Saravanamuttu is a community organizer and journalist. He studies law at Osgoode Hall in Toronto.
-Jessica Evans is a limited term Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Ryerson University and a member of the Toronto Prisoner’s Rights Project. Her research examines the role of penal nationalism in the political economy of (ongoing) settler colonial state formation, primarily in Canada. Her most recent article, Crisis, Capital Accumulation and the ‘Crimmigration’ Fix in the Aftermath of the Global Slump is forthcoming in the journal Citizenship Studies.
-Mariam Nazik is left-wing activist in the Ottawa area interested in issues facing BIPOC and the environment.
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