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 support. Beyond February BLSA continues to advocate on matters of equity, to collaborate with community partners, and to resist anti-Black racism in as many ways as we can think.
As we do every year, BLSA has been working closely with our administration to introduce and strengthen initiatives and recommendations for increasing Black representation at the law school. This year, the law deans have created a video outlining some of the steps Osgoode has taken and will be taking in order to meet this goal. We invite you to watch that video and hear about this exciting and important work.
Video is under “Updates: Monday, February 22, 2021 – Celebrating Black History Month”.
If the link above is not working, please copy and paste the following: https://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/my/jd/academic-support/updates/combatting-anti-black-racism/?fbclid=IwAR3usAP7hi2WH-2snrdjm6fmiU7YVenht_gvWWEa_QbJKuDStslqiy4D3lI.