call for bids to host the forum 2020

 
Forum 2019 in Halifax [photo credits: Haley Anne McPhee]

Forum 2019 in Halifax [photo credits: Haley Anne McPhee]

Forum 2018 in Ottawa [photo credits: Uttra Gautam]

Forum 2018 in Ottawa [photo credits: Uttra Gautam]

Forum 2017 in Montreal [photo credits: Bobby León]

Forum 2017 in Montreal [photo credits: Bobby León]

Law Needs Feminism Because is on the search for a law school who is excited to host our fourth national forum in March 2020! Timed with International Women’s Week, this day-long event has now brought together over 300 feminist law students, lawyers, legal professionals, social workers, and community mobilizers three years in a row—and the momentum is already behind us for a fourth iteration next year. You can learn more about our first national forum hosted by McGill University in Montreal, our second iteration hosted by the University of Ottawa on the theme of access to justice, and our third forum co-hosted by the University of New Brunswick & Dalhousie University in Halifax themed “grassroots movements”.


Want to enter in a bid?
Here is what we are looking for:
• Three (3) students (at least) part of a feminist legal group, organization or department within a law school (could also be an LNFB chapter that is currently forming)
• Able to schedule the national forum during International Women’s Week in March 2019 (or close to these dates)
• Have the capacity to leverage their networks to fundraise approximately $12,000 to pull this all off (which can include almost $7,000 from ticket sales)
• Have three law students willing to act as National Forum Co-Leads on our national executive, which will including participating in biweekly (virtual) meetings as of June 2019.
o Two students will act as national forum co-leads
o One student will act as the finance co-lead

(Internally, you can choose to have a different structure or role, these are simply the positions that will be part of the LNFB national executive 2019-2020)
• Be prepared to launch ticket sales and a tentative schedule by January 15, 2020
• Independent, autonomous, and innovative women & non-binary folks

What to expect:

• To be part of a national executive comprised of several other committees (including communications, logistics, finance, fundraising, and photos & chapters)
• A lot of work! But don’t worry, the rest of the executive will guide and help in various capacities, including with fundraising, logistics, and communications

What you can look into:

• Getting a faculty member to help and guide you through the process of the bid and eventually help in planning the forum (we can help with this!)
• The possibility of getting school credit for organizing the forum (either through a clinic course or through independent study)


Please submit a letter to national@lawneedsfeminismbecause.ca expressing how you are able to meet these criteria to host next year’s national forum by May 15th, 2019.

For more information, contact Souhila Baba [at] National@LawNeedsFeminismBecause.ca