Lawyering Using an Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Lens

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Lawyering Using an Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Lens is a non-credit, co-curricular program designed to critically engage Osgoode Hall Law School students on topics including anti-Black racism, racial profiling, access to justice, microaggressions, intersectionality, systemic oppression, resilience, self-care and advocacy using anti-racism and anti-oppression strategies.

In an interactive group setting students will:

  • Develop strategies to integrate anti-racism, anti-oppression and inclusive practices into their personal legal journeys;
  • Integrate creative tools to imagine or reimagine ways to address anti-Black racism and integrate anti-racism, anti-oppression and inclusive practices into their personal legal journeys;
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the barriers faced by Black law students and legal practitioners;
  • Create opportunities to situate their lived experiences and share their accumulated knowledge on topics related to anti-racism, anti-oppression, exclusion and strategies for change with their colleagues; and
  • Learn practical skills for self-care, self-awareness and self-advocacy as law students.

Students who attend at least 7 out of 8 sessions, complete a personal learning journal and participate in a group project will receive a certificate of completion.

The Program will be offered from January 22, 2020 to March 17, 2020 (excluding reading week) on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30.

To register please click here to fill out the registration form.

If you have any questions or concerns, please email Mya Rimon, at mrimon@osgoode.yorku.ca

Instructor

Tomee Elizabeth Sojourner-Campbell is Managing Director, Senior Learning & Development Consultant and Senior Advisor at Tomee Sojourner Consulting Inc. She works with private and public sector clients, including legal practitioners, law schools, law firms, and legal clinics on equity, diversity, and inclusion initiatives. Ms. Sojourner-Campbell is a recognized subject matter expert in consumer racial profiling, and a media commentator on the topic.

Ms. Sojourner-Campbell has over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of learning, professional development, human rights, diversity, inclusion, anti-Black racism, intersectionality, and organizational development. She holds a B.A. Honours in Directed Interdisciplinary Studies (Carleton University), an M.A. in Social Justice and Equity Studies (Brock University), and she is an LLM Candidate at Osgoode Hall Law School (York University).