Friday, March 25, 2011

RIP Dudley Laws (May 7, 1934 – March 24, 2011)

Dudley Laws died on Thursday 24 March 2011 at 2:47 am .

I moved to Toronto in 1987 as a teenager. Dudley opened my eyes to 
social conditions of inequality and racism in policing in Toronto. As 
a lawyer he placed confidence in me and allowed me to litigate some 
interesting death in custody cases on behalf of the Black Action 
Defence Committee. He most certainly spoke for me with that voice now 
silenced. RIP Dudley Laws.



There will be a wake at Jamaican Canadian Center on Friday April1, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. 

Dudley Laws funeral service will be held on Saturday April 02, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Revivaltime Tabernacle Church 4340 Dufferin St at Finch.  He will be laid to rest at Glenview Memorial Garden Funeral Home 7541 hwy #50 (just north of Steele  Ave) in Woodbridge.  

See the following links to relevant articles on Dudley's Life and Death:

http://www.dudleylawsday.com/
http://www.dudleylawsday.com/scholarship.html
http://www.sharenews.com/opinion/2011/03/24/dudley-laws-speaks-me#comment-866
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/crusading-social-activist-dudley-laws-dies/article1955738/
http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/03/24/remembering-black-rights-activist-dudley-laws/
http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/article/120942--activist-dudley-laws-dead-at-76
http://www.newstalk1010.com/News/localnews/blogentry.aspx?BlogEntryID=10219302
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/957063--jamaican-community-friends-honour-activist-dudley-laws
http://www.cbc.ca/hereandnowtoronto/episodes/2011/03/24/dudley-laws-remembered/
http://news.ca.msn.com/local/toronto/article.aspx?cp-documentid=28122186
http://www.sharenews.com/opinion/2011/03/24/dudley-laws-%E2%80%93-always-there-community
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/960014--black-activist-dudley-laws-dies-at-age-76
http://www.680news.com/news/local/article/202510--controversial-toronto-activist-dudley-laws-dies-at-age-76





2 comments:

Ezrom Serame Mokgakala said...

It is unbelievable that that once powerful voice has been silenced forever. Dudley Laws will live forever in the memory of the downtrodden. May his soul rest in peace!!

Chief said...

Thank you for posting the funeral service information. I had been asking around and trying to find out, so thanks for posting it.