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Race, Racism and the Law in Canada: A Conversation with Professor Joanne St. Lewis.

The History Watch Project

Samedi 18 février 2017 de 18:30 à 21:30 (HNE)

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Race, Racism and the Law in Canada:

A Conversation with Professor Joanne St. Lewis

Hosted by CBC’s Adrian Harewood

 

Reception to follow.

Open to the public.  RSVP required.

 

When? 

6:30pm, Saturday 18th February, 2017

 

Where?

2nd Floor, River Building,

1125 Colonel By Drive, Carleton University

 

Description of Event

The presentation will be followed by a wine & cheese reception,

musical entertainment by a steelpan soloist, and a silent auction.

 

Drawing on her diverse and rich experiences on matters of social justice, Professor Joanne St. Lewis will share her insights on race, racism and the law in Canada. Professor St. Lewis teaches law at the University of Ottawa, and she is the first Black woman to be elected as a Bencher (2001-2009) of the Law Society of Upper Canada in its 219-year history. She has also held positions with the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Ontario Race Relations Directorate. In addition, Professor Lewis has served as the co-chair of the Working Group on Racial Equality with the Canadian Bar Association and is the author of the report Virtual Justice: Systemic Racism in the Canadian Legal Profession (1999).

 

In 2012, Professor St. Lewis was the recipient of the National Hero Award from the Black Law Students Association of Canada, and in 2009 she was the recipient of both the United Nations Association of Canada Honoured Champion Award and the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers Celebrating Excellence Award. In 2008 she was given the DreamKEEPERS’ Life Achievement Award from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Coalition and in 2001 she was given the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers Recognition of Black Women’s Contribution to the Law award.

 

In Commemoration of  the 55th Anniversary of the

Enactment of the Ontario Human Rights Code

 

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River Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S
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Samedi 18 février 2017 de 18:30 à 21:30 (HNE)


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The History Watch Project is a federally incorporated Canadian non-profit organization that undertakes research and educational initiatives which employ the methods of critical applied history to contemporary social issues.

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