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State of Control - Canadian Prisons and Immigration

This film screening and Q&A panel discussion will explore the ways in which immigration and prison systems target racialized bodies as a perpetuation of white supremacy within state institutions. We'll hear about the ways in which the state attacks the minds, bodies, and freedom of people trapped in these systems as well as how we can be a part of support and solidarity efforts. 

Panel speakers: 
- Deepan Budlakoti
- Amar Wala, director of the documentary short film "Stateless" 
- Yavar Hameed, a member of Deepan's legal team and Justice for Deepan

Event will begin at 7 with introductions from local organizers, followed by the screening of the documentary and a Q&A. Donations will be collected during the event, however we are also accepting larger donations from organizations. If your organization would like to help support, please contact us at for more information. 

Organized by OPIRG Carleton and OPIRG GRIPO UOttawa

Event Notes: 

Addmission is free and the space is wheelchair accessible. Light refreshments will be provided. If you have any accessibility needs, please contact OPIRG Carleton at at least 48 hours prior to the event and we will try our best to accomodate your needs. 

Kwe- OPIRG wiin jeba Kitchi-sippi nisidotaagwad giinawind anokiiwin unceded Anishnabeg aki. OPIRG acknowledges we organize on land stolen as part of an ongoing project of genocide against Indigenous Peoples.

Earlier Event: April 10
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