LLM student Tomee Elizabeth Sojourner invited to present her paper at upcoming Ontario Human Rights Commission Racial Profiling Policy Dialogue to be held at York

Tomee Elizabeth Sojourner

LLM candidate Tomee Elizabeth Sojourner has been invited to present her paper on consumer racial profiling at the Ontario Human Rights Commission’s upcoming Racial Profiling Policy Dialogue that will take place at York University from February 16 to 18, 2016.

Sojourner, who will be on a panel, was informed by Remi Warner, Senior Policy Analyst at the OHRC, that out of 65 presentations her paper will be the only one focused on consumer racial profiling.  The Policy Dialogue will provide an opportunity to engage with a broad range of individuals and subject matter experts who share an interest in ending racial profiling. The aim of the event is to better understand racial profiling and human rights responses to it to inform the development of a new OHRC policy on racial profiling.

In addition, Osgoode Professor Faisal Bhabha (National Council of Canadian Muslims) will take part in a panel discussion on Tuesday, February 16 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Osgoode’s Moot Court following journalist Haroon Siddiqui’s keynote address about existing and emerging forms of racial profiling. Anthony Morgan (African Canadian Legal Clinic) and Chief Keeter Corston (Chapleau Cree First Nation) will be the other two panelists.

The public lecture is presented by York University’s School of Public Policy & Administration, York University’s Institute for Social Research, York University’s Centre for Human Rights, and the OHRC.