Some selections from a recent shoot with artist Francis Blvd in Montreal.
Marie-Mireille Bence, mother of Jean René Junior Olivier and her grandson Kayshawn Olivier, speaking about Junior, who was shot three times and killed by Repentigny police on August 1st in Repentigny while experiencing a mental health crisis. Many of the speakers at the sit in exclaimed that they have been denouncing racial profiling in their community for five years. Visit the Facebook group “Profilage racial Repentigny” to follow the work of a group of young residents living in Repentigny who fight against systemic racism, police brutality, racial profiling and social inequality.
Monastiraki MTL is permanently closing its doors! Established in 1998 by Billy Mavreas, Monastiraki has been a curious art space in the Mile End which many of us are sad to see go. If you would like to pick up some great items before the space closes at the end of August 2021, head over to 5478 Saint-Laurent, Mile-End, Montreal, QC and pay Billy a visit.