BLSA’s Open Letter: Anti-Black Racism at the University of Windsor and University of Ottawa

Please see BLSA Osgoode's Open Letter re: Anti-Black racism at the University of Windsor and the University of Ottawa. The Osgoode Hall Black Law Students’ Association (BLSA Osgoode) condemns the recent and ongoing acts of anti-Black racism at the Faculties of Law at the University of Windsor (uWindsor) and University of Ottawa (uOttawa). We are aggrieved, though not shocked, at the inaction of these two academic institutions to properly address the harm caused to Black students at the hands of their professors, faculty and fellow classmates. We stand in solidarity with our Black colleague...
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Africa Summit Kick-Off: Breaking Down Borders

Join us for a fireside chat with Gregory Nott, Director of Norton Rose Fulbright and Legal Counsel for Olympic athlete, Caster Semenya. Caster was barred by World Athletics Regulations from defending her world title in 2018. Alongside her legal team, Semenya remains committed to fighting for human rights domestically and internationally.  This chat will be taking place on Thursday November 12th, from 12:30pm - 2:30pm EST via Zoom. Zoom link details will be sent following registration on Eventbrite. Participants get to rank their top three favourite break-out rooms and we will do ou...
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Upcoming Group Counselling Sessions for BLSA Osgoode members

The next two upcoming group counselling support sessions with racialized counsellors — Sawan and Tara from Student Counselling and Development at YorkU will feature guests from the Black legal community who will share insights and facilitate discussion about some of the topics - ranging from imposter syndrome to navigating anti-Black racism and colourism in the legal profession - that BLSA members have requested (via a survey taken this past summer) to hear more about. On Monday, November 2nd from 1pm-3pm we will have the pleasure of hearing from Shauna Pemberton, an Osgoode Alumni current...
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Prison Reform Panel on October 28

The Criminal Law Society (CLS) in partnership with the @osgoodeblsa @osgoode_oisa and @osgoodemhls is bringing an important discussion to the Osgoode Community.  We will be hosting a Prison Reform Panel featuring 6 distinguished speakers in the criminal law and prison law practice. During the panel we will be engaging with important topics regarding the justice system and the specific need to reform the prison system, as well as prison rights and advocacy.  Join the CLS, BLSA, OISA , MHLSA and;*Sabrina Feldman *Shane Martínez*Naomi Sayers*Selwyn Pieters*Alison Craig; and*Lisa ...
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