Njeri Damali Sojourner-Campbell, JD, M.Ed (Osgoode, 2014) is currently a practicing labour, employment and human rights lawyer at Hicks Morley Hamilton Stewart Storie LLP. Upon graduation, she founded UJIMA Mentorship Circle for Black femme law students and legal professionals. Her wife, Tomee Elizabeth Sojourner-Campbell, B.A. (Hons), M.A., attended Osgoode’s LLM research program with a concentration in human rights and consumer racial profiling. Tomee is also Managing Director of Tomee Sojourner Consulting Inc., an advisory, learning and development firm specializing in anti-racism, equity, inclusion and organizational development. At their wedding reception held in August 2017 at Osgoode, the couple committed to supporting the continuation of equitable learning for marginalized law students to pursue their full potential and build an emancipatory vision of the legal system and the profession.
The Sojourner-Campbell’s believe legal professionals must envision a transformative legal system that meets the needs of the most marginalized communities on Turtle Island (Canada). JD students who are Afro-Indigenous, Indigenous and/or Black may submit a one-page critical reflection statement outlining how they intend to marshal their legal education to better equip them to create the legal system they desire. Preference will be given to students who have demonstrated work or voluntary experience supporting Afro-Indigenous, Indigenous and/or Black communities.