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