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Global Perspectives on Police Brutality: END SARS movement (7pm Doha Time)

When: Wednesday, February 24, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Central

Where: Online
Webcast Link

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student

Contact: Hatim Rachdi  

Group: African Students Association NU-Q

Category: Multicultural & Diversity


(7pm Doha Time)


The African Students Association at NU-Q would like to invite you to a panel discussion on the END SARS Movement in Nigeria. This webinar is intended to be informative with the aim of raising awareness about the issue as well as providing a platform for our community to engage in a fruitful discussion on the varying complexity of police brutality internationally. Within the Nigerian context, our speakers will delve into the intersections of police brutality and other liberation struggles.  Mathew Blaise will provide an on the ground activist perspective on  the END SARS protests as a response to the increasing SARS violation of human rights. Professor Joseph Oduro-Frimpong will contextualize END SARS as it relates to other social movements in Africa as well as a media perspective on the development of the movement. The event will be moderated by Heba Mohamendor, a Culture and Politics student at GU-Q. 

About the panalists: 

Matthew Blaise (@Matthew.Blaise IG, @Blaise_21 Twitter,).

Joseph Oduro-Frimpong, (PhD) is a Senior Lecturer in the Humanities and Social Sciences. 


Before attending the Webinar, we encourage you to check out the following resources on the issue: 

END SARS website 
Amnesty International (2020) What is the #endsars movement?

Mathew Blaise. Out Magazine (2020) Queer Nigerians Are Being Beaten by SARS — I'm Trying to End That

Marissa J. Joseph and Tolulope K. Olasewere. (2020). The Fight Against Police Brutality Is Global. The Harvard Crimson 

END SARS Teach in Readings


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