After the success of last year's national forum (which garnered the attention of Global News), Law Needs Feminism Because is so thrilled to announce that we are gearing up for a second iteration.
This year, the McGill Law crew passed on the torch to the uOttawa LNFB Chapter to organize the second national forum.
We are so excited to announce that the national forum will take place on March 3, 2018 at the University of Ottawa and this year, the theme will be access to justice.
We hope to shine greater light on the ways that systems of power and privilege intersect to deprive marginalized and under-represented communities of their ability to create, shape and transform the legal institutions that govern them. In an attempt to identify ways in which the legal community can mobilize together to address barriers, we aspire to highlight successes and also map out areas for improvement.
Timed with International Women's Week, we hope you will be able to join us as we unite together industry professionals, academics and community mobilizers to continue propelling this much-needed conversation forward.
As the uOttawa LNFB Chapter works behind-the-scenes to lock in a full day of workshops, a panel, and a keynote, we're thrilled to give you a little teaser of what is to come. We’re excited to confirm workshop hosts Brittany Twiss, Executive Director at Level Justice, Christien Levien, Lawyer and Co-founder of Legal Swipe, Joanne St. Lewis, former LSUC Bencher and Professor at the University of Ottawa, and Asfrah Syed-Emond, County of Carleton Law Association's Diversity Committee Chair. We will continue announcing many more exciting names in the new year.
Although ticket sales will open on January 10th, 2018, we'd love to invite you to reach out beforehand to discuss ways to mobilize students and groups of individuals to attend. We want to work to get folks from diverse geographies and communities in the room, and know this sometimes takes a bit more time to orchestrate.
You can get in touch with our national forum organizing committee by email at email@example.com or via Facebook here.
Or perhaps organizing a workshop is something that peeks your interest? Fill out this form here.
For any other general inquiries about LNFB, please contact our national executive at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And last but not least, be sure to join our mailing list here so you don't miss a beat.
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