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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Plenary Session: Anti-Black Racism and the Criminal Justice System

Attention 1Ls and BLSA members: Join us for a plenary session on Anti-Black Racism and the Criminal Justice System. This event will be taking place on Friday September 25th at 1:30pm via Zoom. In keeping with our recommendations to Osgoode to integrate discussions of Black history and anti-Black racism in Canadian law within its curriculum, BLSA is proud to present this plenary session. We will be joined by the following two guest speakers: Robyn Maynard (author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present) and Paul Smithers (community activist with firs...
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