Our meetings

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JFAAP meets at 6pm at Senica College in Yorkgate Mall (North West corner of Jane and Finch) on the 1st  Wednesday of every month. Ask at the desk for the room; new members are always welcome!

JFAAP meeting on the new police chief

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There was a full house with standing room only for JFAAP’s discussion on race and the appointment of a new police chief for Toronto.

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Friend of Foe

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Does skin colour make someone progressive?

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Jane Finch International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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On a blustery cold day we protested against the racist actions of our local police

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ADVISORY : Community Groups Demand an End to Racist Policing in Jane-Finch

2015/03/19 by

MEDIA ADVISORY
DATE: Thursday, March 19, 2015

MEDIA CONTACT: Sabrina “Butterfly” Gopaul | CONTACT NUMBER: 416-567-2705 | EMAIL:sabrinabflygopaul@gmail.com

Community Groups Demand an End to Racist Policing in Jane-FinchTORONTO, ON – Jane Finch Action Against Poverty and allied organizations are demanding an end to police violence, intimidation and abuse against residents in the Jane-Finch community, especially African-Canadian young men and women and other racialized people. Police violence against our community will stop when we organize and give concrete form to the declaration that “we are sick and tired of being sick and tired” of police brutality and the violation of our rights and dignity!

WHO: Jane-Finch Action Against Poverty, Network for the Elimination of Police Violence and other grassroots organizations
WHAT: Demanding an end to police violence, carding and racial profiling in the Jane-Finch community; commemorating the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
WHEN: Saturday, March 21, 2015, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
WHERE: 31 Division, 40 Norfinch Drive
In November 2014, the Toronto Police Services Board-commissioned Community Assessment of Police Practices research report revealed the Jane-Finch residents’ experience with the police from 31 Division:
“We also learned that there is widespread dissatisfaction with the way that police interact with members of the community. In general, the level of trust in the police is low and many participants expressed negative views regarding the police. For example, a large number of respondents believe that police regularly abuse their power. In addition, there is a view that police racially profile members of the community. Compellingly, this belief was identified among both racialized and non-racialized groups.”
Jane Finch Action Against Poverty is a grassroots group in the Jane Finch community. It consists of community residents and members from different organizations in the area. The group was formed in October of 2008 following a rally at the intersection of Jane Street and Finch Avenue to commemorate the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.
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For more information, contact Sabrina “Butterfly” Gopaul – 416-567-2705
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Colour of Labour educational meeting

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Today JFAAP held an educational meeting on race and unions. Over 25 residents attended. I mainly photographed Ama and Ajamu because they were very expressive.

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Important meeting

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The Retreat

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JFAAP had its retreat and planning session. There was chanting, dance music and a lot of discussion.

Some pictures from the Jane Finch Political Conversation Cafe; January 14, 2015

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Conducted by Sadia Khan

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Planning for the JFAAP retreat

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CRITICAL URBAN PLANNING COMMUNITY SYMPOSIUM in Jane and Finch

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Students from the FES have been studying issues of environmental justice in Jane-Finch by holding their classes in the community and communicating with local residents on the issues prevalent in the Black Creek neighbourhood. This is an advanced graduate course contributing to accreditation as Registered Professional Planners. The 2013 course focused on local brownfields and implications of the Line 9 proposal.

The research topics were co-identified with Jane Finch Action Against Poverty, a resident-led grassroots coalition. The main focus of the 2015 course is on gentrification, particularly as it pertains to housing and food security.  Each year the course culminates in a community symposium.

This symposium provides an opportunity for the students to report back what they have learned in the course and share their research findings with the community, planning for future action around the explored topics.

Groups that actively contributed to student learning in this course include: Jane Finch Action Against Poverty, Jane/Finch Community and Family Centre, Black Creek Community Health Centre, Promoting Education and Community Health, Friends In Trouble, Jane Finch Concerned Citizens Organization, Social Planning Toronto, Community Action Planning Group York West, and York TD – Community Engagement Centre. Symposium space is provided by the Yorkwoods Library.

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