Beverly Bain is a Black queer radical feminist anti-capitalist scholar, public intellectual and organizer. She teaches on Feminism, Blackness, queer diaspora, radical pedagogies, anti-violence, anti-racism and abolition in Women and Gender Studies, in the Department of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto/ Mississauga Campus
Desmond Cole is a journalist, radio host, and activist. His debut book, The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power, won the Toronto Book Award and was a finalist for the Forest of Reading Evergreen Award and the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer Prize. It was also named a best book of 2020 by The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, CBC, Quill & Quire, and Indigo. Cole’s writing has appeared in the Toronto Star, Toronto Life, The Walrus, and the Ottawa Citizen, among others. He lives in Toronto.
Gary Kinsman is a long time queer liberation, anti-capitalist, anti-poverty and anti-racist activist and is a member of the No Pride in Policing Coalition, the AIDS Activist History Project, and the Anti-69 Network. He is the author of The Regulation of Desire (which he/they is working on the 3rd edition of), co-author of The Canadian War on Queers: National Security as Sexual Regulation, and editor of We Still Demand! His/their website is radical noise at www.radicalnoise.ca
Harsha Walia is a South Asian activist and writer based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish Territories. She has been involved in community-based grassroots migrant justice, feminist, anti-racist, Indigenous solidarity, anti-capitalist, Palestinian liberation, and anti-imperialist movements, including No One is Illegal and Women’s Memorial March Committee. She is formally trained in law, works with women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, and is the author of Border and Rule: Global Migration, Capitalism, and the Rise of Racist Nationalism (Fernwood Publishing) and Undoing Border Imperialism (AK Press).
Idil Abdillahi is an Assistant Professor at the School of Disability Studies at X University.
Jamie-Lynn Magnusson is speaking on behalf of No Pride in Policing Coalition.
Kristen Bos is co-director of the Indigenous-led Technoscience Research Unit and Assistant Professor of Historical Studies at the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. She is an Indigenous feminist researcher and writer trained in archaeological approaches to material culture as well as an Indigenous science, technology, and society (STS) researcher, who is concerned with visualizing the relationship between colonial, gendered, and environmental violence. She also has a longstanding relationship with Toronto’s Rape Crisis Centre. Bos is urban Métis based in Toronto, but her homeland is northern Alberta where prairie transitions into boreal forest.
Rinaldo Walcott is professor in the Women and Gender Studies Institute at the University of Toronto. He is the author of The Long Emancipation: Moving Toward Black Freedom (Duke, 2021) and On Property (Biblioasis, 2021) which was shortlisted for the Toronto Book Award.