Lspirg: Prison Justice & Mental Health

Jul 12, 2017 - 6:00 to Jul 13, 2017 - 7:45
Robert Langen Art Gallery

This panel will explore the ways in which immigration and prison systems target racialized bodies as a perpetuation of white supremacy within state institutions.

Speakers include:

  • Deepan Budlakoti
  • Amar Wala (Director of "Stateless")
  • Yavar Hameed (member of Deepan's legal team)
  • Yusuf Faqiri (from Justice for Soli)

The Justice for Soli movement is a group seeking justice for Soleiman Faqiri, who was killed by guards on December 15, 2016 while in custody at a correctional facility in Lindsay, Ontario. The Faqiri family are looking for answers and deserve to know how this could have happened to their beloved son and brother. Please join us in seeking justice for Soleiman.

The Justice for Deepan support group was formed in July 2013 to support Deepan Budlakoti in his quest to have his citizenship restored. Deepan Budlakoti is an Ottawa-born man who the Canadian government is trying to deport to India, a country where he has no family, has never lived and is not a citizen.

This event is free and all are welcome! The space will be physically accessible. If you have any other accessibility needs or concerns please don't hestitate to reach out to

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