Beats Beat The Police


Join for a free feast, a panel discussion on ending the violence of policing and a DOPE hip hop show!

The panel will feature speakers from Justice for Abdihraman, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers and the Panhandler’s Union. They will talk about the violence done by police to poor and working class people, people of colour, as well as how the police target activists through surveillance and harassment in an effort to suppress movements and organizations committed to social justice.

In addition to the panel will be a hip hop and slam Ppetry show featuring the spoken word poet Phioso-fire, Hyfidelik, JustJamaal and Cannon2x from Missing Linx, Frank Black and Shariq Devante.

Beats Beat The Police has been organized in collaboration with Justice For Abdirahman, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers, the Ottawa Panhandler’s Union, the G-spot, OPIRG-Ottawa, OPIRG-Carleton, CKCU 93.1 and CHUO 89.1 FM.


6:00pm: Opening and Feast
7:00pm: Panel Discussion with Justice For Abdirahman, CUPW and the Panhandler’s Union
8:30pm: Philosi-Fire
8:50pm: Frank Black
9:10pm: Hyfidelik, JustJamaal and Cannon2x from Missing Linx
10:10pm: Shariq Devante
10:40pm: Closing