New entrance scholarships for Black law students
 

"The law school is actively responding to calls made by Black law students.  This scholarship is one important step toward increasing access to justice for Black law students.” Samantha Peters JD '16, Black Legal Mentor-in-Residence, University of Ottawa

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Charlene Theodore

Charlene Theodore, President of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

 

WATCH
February 23 | Diversity Matters: current considerations, constructive action, collective strength
Speaker: Charlene Theodore

Faculty Events

 

February 4
Black Law Student Association (BLSA) in collaboration with the Canadian Federation of Students present
The Black Student Experience in Canada - Black History Month 2021

12:30-1:45 p.m.
Black Students Matter: To be a Black Student in Canada
Panelists: Bilan Arte, Debbie Owusu-Akeeyah, Eternity Martis

2:00-3:45 p.m.
Solidarity Across Movements
Panelists: Sandy Hudson, Chúk Odenigbo, Yara Shoufani, Shanese Indoowaaboo Steele

4:00-5:30 p.m.
Organizing as a Black Student (From Intention to Action) Workshop
Presenters: Jeremiah, Azinwi

5:45-6:20 p.m.
Black Students’ Caucus Documentary Premiere

6:30-7:30 p.m.
Black Healing: Self and Community Care Workshop
(closed space for Black students) - Muna Mohamed
Speakers: Azinwi, Jeremiah

 

February 11 | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Dialogues France-Canada en IA
IA + Surveillance : Le cas de la reconnaissance faciale utilisée par la police

Join us for an AI + Society virtual talk with professors Céline Castets-Renard and Eliette Rubi-Cavagna for a conversation on the use of facial recognition technologies by police forces

Free event. Open to all. RSVP before February 11 at 9am
This event will be in French only

February 17 | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Greenberg Chair - Misogyny Across Global Media

Moderator: Jane Bailey
Panelists: Chloé S. GeorasMaria Marron

February 19 | 18:30 – 20:30 pm

Authenticité et la profession juridique

Les communautés de common law et de droit civil sont les bienvenues et c'est la francophonie qui vous unit durant cette soirée.

Reserve your spot!
This event will be presented in French only

February 22 | 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

A Human Rights Based Approach to Anti-Black Racism – with Neuberger-Jesin Professor John Packer, HRREC member Slava Balan, Ph. D. candidate in law and graduates of the Fall 2020 online course Human Rights & Governance: The Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) to Policy, Law and Development (DCC4119).

Event (in English) organized by the by the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) at the University of Ottawa.
Registration required to receive the link to the webinar.

February 23 | 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Diversity Matters: current considerations, constructive action, collective strength

Speaker: Charlene Theodore, President of the Ontario Bar Association (OBA)

RSVP to receive the link
This event will be presented in English only

February 23 | 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Youth-Led Climate Action & Children’s Right to the Environment – with Chris Tollefson (Professor, University of Victoria), Albert Lalonde (Climate activist), Haana (Environmentalism enthusiast) and Annabel Webb (Environmental Rights Fellow, David Suzuki Foundation).

Event (in English) organized by the by the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on the Rights of the Child (IRLRC) as part of the Civil Law Section Lecture Series of the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa.
Registration required to receive the link to the webinar.

February 23 | 12:00 pm 

Creating a Sustainable and Equitable Digital Agriculture Revolution

Join us for an Alex Trebek Forum for Dialogue's AI + Society virtual talk on agricultural innovation and how to design public policy for a more sustainable and inclusive future.

Free event. Open to all. RSVP before 23 February at 9am

February 24 | 4:00 to 5:00 pm

Working for Human Rights Series with Samantha Peters

Speaker: Samantha Peters, J.D., M.A. (Black Legal Mentor in Residence, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, uOttawa)

RSVP to receive the link HRREC@uOttawa.ca

Partner and Community Events

January 30
2021 Ottawa Black History Month Launch & Opening Ceremony.
Focusing on the theme “Our Canadian Story: Still on the Front Lines"

February 2
Noires Amériques – Conversation littéraire avec Patrick Chamoiseau
Inscription

February 4
The Black Family: Representation, Identity and Diversity

February 5
Black History Month 2021 -THE SYMPOSIUM

February 7
Meet the Makers. Afrotechture is a multi-platform experience where consumers can discover and shop for highly curated, artisanal goods made by local Black Artisans

February 7
AC Study Community Report Launch in French. African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities are disproportionately infected by HIV in Ontario, Canada
haoua@aco-cso.ca

February 7
Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Forum

February 8
Canadian Black History in the Making : Youth Panel

February 9
Noires Amériques – Conversation littéraire avec Chloé Savoie-Bernard
Inscription

February 10
Tracking Black Canada - Elementary School-aged students

February 11
Tracking Black Canada - Adults

February 13
Black History Month Celebration by NewLife Women's World Forum (A division of NewLife Project Inc). Topic: 'Great lessons from our 'Sheroes" Let's learn from Women who have made a difference in our world
More info about Women's World

February 15
Time Management and Organization Strategies Workshop by AspireToBe

February 16
Forging Hope out of Uncertainty : A First Voice

February 16
Noires Amériques – Conversation littéraire avec Alain Mabanckou
Inscription

February 18
Perspectives sur la littérature afro-canadienne et francophone

February 18
Celebrating Black Legal Excellence in the National Capital Region

The CCLA Diversity Committee, in collaboration with the Ottawa Chapters of the Canadian Association of Black Lawyers (CABL) and the Black Female Lawyers Network (BFLN) are pleased to present an evening in recognition of Black History Month. We will be hosting a webinar panel discussion showcasing Black excellence in the legal community. Our speakers will share their success stories and discuss how they overcame challenges along the way.

February 19
African Food Festival for Black history Monthy 2021

February 20
BHME Celebration Concert Event

February 22
OBA BLOCKO – YOUR VIRTUAL COMMUNITY BLOCK PARTY


February 23
Speaker Series-Yahaya Baruwa by AspireToBe
 

February 23
Noires Amériques – Conversation littéraire avec Emmelie Prophète
Inscription

February 25
Black History Month Program 2021: A Strategy Toolkit for BIPOC Inclusion
A virtual panel discussion exploring Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) from a BIPOC perspective, with a focus on strategies to overcome systemic anti-Black racism
 

February 27
Join a member of Bboyizm Dance Company for a unique chance to learn the fundamentals of b-boying (and b-girling) and hip-hop culture!


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