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Tools for Addressing Racism in the Legal Profession

Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Time: 10am to 11:30am Zoom info: https://yorku.zoom.us/j/91658833933?pwd=V1dzcFNoZlF1b3BlcVd6T2dtbTJsZz09Meeting ID: 916 5883 3933 | Passcode: 429373 | +1 647 374 4685 Session Description: Tools for Addressing Racism in the Legal Profession is a 75-minute interactive session focused on intentional allyship and practical ways to address intersectional forms of racism in the legal profession. Students will engage with issues related to allyship, anti-racism, racial justice, anti-Black racism and intersectionality. Click here for more infor...
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Our Work is Not Done…

The last day of February is always a bittersweet one for us. While we are sad to see the end of Black History Month, it gives us such joy and pride to look back at the month and all the meaningful and celebratory programming we’ve accomplished in 28 short days. We’re also encouraged by the fact that February does not mark the end of the work BLSA does--not even close! Day in and day out, month over month, year by year, BLSA is taking steps to create a safe space for our community, to empower those who will come after us, and to engage with those around us in intentional allyship and supp...
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Black Resistance and Obiter Dicta

As Black History Month comes to a close (though that is far from true, since Black history is human history, and our human future, that could never be contained by a single month), Black Law Students'​ Association of Osgoode contributed 7 stunning pages of content to Obiter Dicta's 9th issue of the year.  Obiter has held dedicated space for BLSA throughout the year, in the interest of permanently anchoring Black voices amongst those published on our pages. A special thank you to Robin Nyamekye, who has both diligently and patiently coordinated these works and words.&nbs...
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Black History Month Virtual Gallery

"We are powerful because we have survived, and that is what it is all about – survival and growth” – Audre Lorde BLSA Osgoode's Resistance Gallery is a virtual collection that answers one central question: What is Black Resistance? Our aim for Black History Month is to depict and celebrate the many forms that Black Resistance emerges in, ranging from outspoken activism and pushing boundaries, to acts of self-care and jubilation. This gallery features submissions from an array of gifted Black artists, each with their own conceptions of Black Resistance and their own mediums of choi...
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Norton Rose presents: Raising the bar for inclusion

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada is pleased to invite you to a discussion about The BlackNorth Initiative, the Law Firm Pledge, a collective agreement for change and how the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (“CABL”) is supporting the Black legal community. Please register for the event here. This event will be taking place on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at9:00 a.m. PT | 10:00 a.m. MT | 12:00 p.m. ET. Hosted by Carole Diop, chair of our Origins employee resource group and moderated by Walied Soliman, our guest speakers Wes Hall and Raphael Tachie will share stories about their career journeys...
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