When: November 12, 2012
Where: Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street
Who? >> Sistahs-in-Law = The Black Female Lawyers Network providing an opportunity for students and practitioners in the field to convene, share and learn from one another. Our annual retreat, Sistahs-in-Law, began as an intimate gathering of colleagues and friends has blossomed into a full-day event that has attracted close to two hundred attendees from all over Canada.
Why??>> Besides joining an amazing network of women, this retreat is a way to support 2 scholarships:
- University of Windsor Law School Juanita Westmoreland Traore Leadership Scholarship – presented annually to a Black or Aboriginal Law student who exhibits extensive leadership skills and is involved both within the Law school and the community at large.
- Dalhousie University Law School Judge Corrine Sparks Award – presented once a year to the student whose personal and academic endeavours most accurately reflect Judge Sparks’ spirit of leadership and community service. The purpose of the Award is to celebrate those students that are committed to using their legal education as a tool for change in their community.
PLUS>> This year, the keynote address comes from the dynamic and renowned revolutionary Joyce Gladwell, author of “Brown Face, Big Master” and mother to Canadian bestselling author, Malcolm Gladwell. You may also remember his referrals to her life in his bestselling book “Outliers“.
So register here to listen, laugh, learn and reconnect.
And if all that hasn’t convinced you, check out the agenda and menu (yum!):