In this episode, Simone Weir, Kate Curtis, and Jessamyn Polson feature extended interviews with Gita Madan and Tanya Aberman about the safety of Toronto schools for Black and undocumented youth. The central question of the episode is when we talk about safety, whose safety are we talking about? Gita discusses the School Resource Officer (SRO) program, which places uniformed and armed police officers in high schools, and Tanya considers the everyday ways in which schools and school personnel put undocumented students at risk.
The first part of the episode was recorded in April 2017, and the following segment offers an update regarding the SRO program, recorded in October 2017.
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