FCG Reads

Thursday, August 13th at 7pm via Zoom

Angela Davis’ Essay "Race and Criminalization: Black Americans and the Punishment Industry" (1997)


FCG Reads is a series of virtual round-table discussions centred around a chosen book or piece of writing, with the goal of exploring and diversifying the conversations FCG facilitates and encourages in our community. For this session, we'll be reading "Race and Criminalization: Black Americans and the Punishment Industry" (1997) by Angela Davis.


What roles do structured ideas of race, police, embedded racism, and fear play in the narratives told about black people and black communities? How is the prison industry a modern and intentional tool used against Black Americans? In this edition of FCG Reads, we will be reading and discussing the essay "Race and Criminalization: Black Americans and the Punishment Industry" by Angela Davis, in which she contextualizes and critiques the long-time and reinvented atrocities committed against black citizens in our world.


This session will be facilitated by Andres Garzon; artist, illustrator, and writer, based in London, Ontario.


Interested participants can register by clicking the link below. The first 25 interested participants will be sent a copy of the reading and the Zoom information for the FCG Reads group discussion happening Thursday, August 13th at 7pm.


The deadline to register for this session is Tuesday, August 4th.


Link to register.