From Activism to Legislation: Black Heroes of the Canadian Civil Rights Movement – How Far Have We Come?
Join the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) and the Law Society of Upper Canada for their annual Black History Month program. As a tribute to Viola Desmond and other Black civil rights activists, past and present, this year’s program will feature an interactive panel which will focus on the legislative history of the Ontario Human Rights Code, highlighting those individuals key to its introduction and progress; and the amendments to the legislation over time. The panel will also look back on the history of Black civil rights activism within Canada and address whether and how activism has changed over time and what legal tools are available today to activate continued progress to combat racism and racial discrimination.
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Panel Discussion: 5:30 – 7:15 p.m.*
Reception: 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W., Toronto
Please enter through the east door facing Nathan Phillips Square.
*This program is also available as a simultaneous webcast.
This public event is free, but space is limited and registration is required.
For additional information about the event, and to register, visit: www.lawsocietygazette.ca/event/black-history-month-2017
Jalana Lewis, CABL's outgoing YLD co-chair, was recently featured in The Coast. An article entitled "Jalana Lewis cares about her community" highlights her history, talent and how, as novice campaign manager, Jalana was instrumental in having Lindell Smith elected as the first African Nova Scotian to the Halifax City counsel in nearly 20 years.