Emily Baxter, We Are All Criminals

Ethics & the Arts, Critical Ethics

We Are All Criminals looks at people with criminal histories but no record–people who have had the luxury to forget.

Doctors and lawyers, social workers and students, retailers and retirees tell stories of crimes they got away with, and consider how different their lives would have been had they been caught.

The stories are of youth, boredom, intoxication, and porta potties. They are about race, class, and privilege. They are humorous, humiliating, and humbling in turn.

Through photography and storytelling, this project seeks to challenge society’s perception of what it means to be a criminal and how much weight a record should be given, when truly – we are all criminals.

Emily Baxter
Founder & Executive Director, We Are All Criminals

Commentators:
Shaunna Kelly
Law Offices of Shaunna Kelly

Paula Maurutto
Department of Sociology, University of Toronto

co-sponsor:

Thu, Mar 1, 2018
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto
Rm 200, Larkin Building